40 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 11 nights
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Cologne, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Walt Disney Studios Park in Marne-la-Vallee, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny, and wander the streets of Latin Quarter.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route planning website.

Pune, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in March, with highs in Barcelona at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.
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Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy (in Radovljica) and Bled (Wine Tasting Bled, Bled Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Metelkova, stroll around Tivoli Park, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rome to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, Ljubljana is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schottenkirche, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then examine the collection at Hofburg, and finally examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Vienna day trip app.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. March in Vienna sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, make a trip to St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), take some stellar pictures from UFO Observation Deck, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, and finally appreciate the history behind Cumil.

Discover how to plan a Bratislava trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, relax and rejuvenate at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest journey planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 20th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw road trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect nights in Warsaw to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 22nd (Wed), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.
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Leipzig, Germany — 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Market Square (Markt), steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoo Leipzig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Panometer, don't miss a visit to Volkerschlachtdenkmal, see the interesting displays at Grassi Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bach Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Leipzig itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Make your Hamburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Leipzig to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Heidelberg.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

Heidelberg, Germany — 11 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stuttgart (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Porsche Museum, &more), Altstadt (in Rothenburg ob der Tauber) and Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum, Town Walls, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, stroll around Lichtentaler Allee, and try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Heidelberg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Heidelberg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hamburg in March, plan for little chillier days in Heidelberg, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Heidelberg to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cologne when traveling from Heidelberg in April, with lows around 4°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 5th (Wed).
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then walk around Vondelpark, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip builder.

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip app.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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