48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Bideford, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Venice, Italy
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
13
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
14
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
15
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Holyroodhouse and Gladstone's Land. Visiting Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and visit Edinburgh Old Town.

Plan trip to Edinburgh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Portobello Beach
Portobello Beach
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Piccadilly Circus or Denmark Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Churchill War Rooms and Sussex Prairies Garden. Step out of London with an excursion to Bateman's in Burwash--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace and look for gifts at Charbonnel Et Walker.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London online tour planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bideford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sussex Prairies Garden, Bateman's
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Bateman's ©
Bateman's

3
nights
Bideford, United Kingdom

Bideford ©
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The West Country Cheese Co and Yummies. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tintagel Castle and Saunton Beach. Explore Bideford's surroundings by going to The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (in Boscastle), Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe) and Banfords (in Bude). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Westward Ho Beach and take in nature's colorful creations at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Before you visit Bideford, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from London to Bideford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Bideford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

RHS Garden Rosemoor, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Yummies, Tintagel Castle, Woolacombe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then hunt for treasures at Camden Market, then look for gifts at A&S Jewellery Mfg Ltd, and finally walk around Hyde Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, look for gifts at Neals Yard Dairy - Borough Market Shop, then see the interesting displays at Fenton House, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sipsmith Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the London holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Bideford to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Camden Market ©
Camden Market

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Rodin and Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, stop by The Abbey Bookshop, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 22nd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and finally look for gifts at La Maison du Parfum. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nachtegalen Park, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Paris to Antwerp in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. June in Antwerp sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, look for gifts at The American Book Center, visit Red Light District, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Antwerp in June, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
On the 27th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then stroll through Potsdam's Gardens, and then look for gifts at Konditorei Rabien. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and then visit Kazmierz The Former Jewish District. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Galeria Krakowska, look for gifts at Stary Kleparz, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Fri), stop by Funf Hofe (Five Courts) and then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then stop by Sporthaus Schuster, and then look for gifts at Item Shop.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munich travel route builder website.

Getting from Krakow to Munich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Item Shop ©
Item Shop

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Mucha Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock and then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Prague online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mucha Museum ©
Mucha Museum
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

8
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.
Relax by the water at Bibione Spiaggia and La spiaggia di Pluto. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia), Parco Zoo Punta Verde (in Lignano Sabbiadoro) and Caribe Bay (in Jesolo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip builder site.

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bibione, Banzai, Blue Moon, Le Mura di Ferrara, Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): stop by MIO Store - Firenze, then admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Face Shop, see the interesting displays at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, stop by Nuvola, idee che volano, then stop by Gay Odin, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Fornillo and then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip website.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea ©
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to La Bottega del Cioccolato or Grezzo Raw Chocolate. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo (in Terracina). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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