48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
5
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
14
Woolacombe, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. For shopping fun, head to Shakespeare and Company Bookstore or Huygens. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and stop by La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Head to Dille and Kamille and A'prilfor some retail therapy. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Yuzu in Ghent--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, stop by Passion Chocolat, and stroll around Parc Tenbosch.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online trip maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery
Delices and Caprices ©
Delices and Caprices

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 explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. For shopping fun, head to De Kaaskamer or The American Book Center. Change things up with a short trip to Melgers Wijn en Dranken in Haarlem (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, stop by papabubble, walk around Vondelpark, and view the masterpieces at TASCHEN Store Amsterdam.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Melgers Wijn en Dranken
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your inner history buff will appreciate LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea and Parco Archeologico Pausilypon. Head to Naples Oblige and Fashion Victim Storefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore, look for gifts at Cosmos-Artigianato Napoletano, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lite Life - Wellness & SPA, and hob nob with the locals at Pepi Vintage Room.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Naples at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea ©
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon ©
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore ©
Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore

3
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Head to Ceramica Assunta and LINOMANIAfor some retail therapy. Villa Rufolo and Pompeii Archaeological Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pompeii: La Bottega delle Arti (in Ravello), Fornillo (in Positano) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca and stroll through Lido Mediterraneo Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii planner.

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca, Lido Mediterraneo Beach, Spiaggia Lannio
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galleria Borghese and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, stop by Grezzo Raw Chocolate, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Martino ai Monti.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary site.

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and San Marco 801. Do your shopping at I Tre Mercanti and Leon Doro Boutique. Change things up with a short trip to Banzai in Padua (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, stop by Atelier Flavia, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Venice travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Banzai
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Item Shop and my Fable. Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Flaucher, and stop by Sporthaus Schuster.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munich online journey planner.

Getting from Venice to Munich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in June, with highs in Munich at 26°C and lows at 13°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Jewish Historical Institute. Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Park Miniatur Wojewodztwa Mazowieckiego will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, pause for some photo ops at Chopin Monument, stop by Wola Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach.

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

Traveling by flight from Munich to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lagos Gallery and Asortyment Shop. Get some cultural insight at Wawel Royal Castle and Church of St. Wojciech. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and explore the wide array of goods at Bonarka City Center.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Krakow online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
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.
Head to Kathe Wohlfahrt and Konditorei Rabienfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topography of Terror and Pergamonmuseum. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin and pick up some new knowledge with Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Gladstone's Land. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Cadenhead'sfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and look for gifts at Lupe Pinto's.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
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.
Visit Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to A&S Jewellery Mfg Ltd or Bates Hats. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, stop by Neals Yard Dairy - Borough Market Shop, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London online holiday planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Woolacombe, United Kingdom

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grunta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Woolacombe tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from London to Woolacombe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from London in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Woolacombe: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Grunta Beach ©
Grunta Beach

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