41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  15​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
13
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
15
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Santiago, Chile

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally wander the streets of Ciutat Vella. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

Santiago, Chile to Barcelona is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Barcelona is 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©

5
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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Visiting Ile Saint-Louis and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Step out of Paris to go to Fontainebleau and see Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris planning website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fontainebleau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London online trip builder .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brussels is 1 hour. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and De Duif are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Micropia. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, get lost in a book at OBA Library of Amsterdam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Amstel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip site .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Pergamonmuseum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Change things up with a short trip to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz in Lubben (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin holiday builder website .

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Explore hidden gems such as Ossuary / The Cemetery Church and St Barbara's Church. Appreciate the collections at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague. Step out of Prague to go to Terezin and see Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online journey builder .

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne, then admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munich online visit planner .

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Nature Parks
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Lenbachhaus ©
Lenbachhaus

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some cultural insight at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Doge's Palace and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice journey builder .

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich in January, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 24th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, snap pictures at Ponte Thaon di Revel, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve, then examine the collection at Museo Diocesano Della Spezia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Spezia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to La Spezia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia ©
Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale, examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Frediano.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa itinerary planner.

You can take a train from La Spezia to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Pisa, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale ©
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale
Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri ©
Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano ©

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Centrale Montemartini capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Cupola di San Pietro and San Pietro in Vincoli. Step out of Rome to go to Ostia Antica and see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, take an in-depth tour of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Forum, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, then browse the exhibits of Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Napoli - Complesso Monumentale Donnaregina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Naples trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Naples sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Forum
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take a stroll through El Born, and finally examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, take a stroll through L'Eixample District, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder site .

You can fly from Naples to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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