41 days in Europe Itinerary

41 days in Europe Itinerary

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41 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 13 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Parque del Retiro and Casa de Campo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Catedral Primada (in Toledo) and Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Puerto De Cotos). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Room Escape Games

13
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Prater. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and explore the engaging exhibits at ZOOM Kindermuseum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna itinerary app .

You can fly from Madrid to Vienna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Vienna is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

3
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), meet the residents at Prague Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Prague travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Room Escape Games

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, tour or see a game at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin ©
WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like ARTIS and Sea Life Scheveningen. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Madurodam in The Hague, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science 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.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels visit planning website .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
The Markt ©
The Markt
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Bring the kids along to Chaplin's World and Bains des Paquis. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva online trip maker .

You can fly from Brussels to Geneva in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chaplin's World
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CERN
CERN
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Rome online travel route planner .

Getting from Geneva to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Geneva in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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