48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 27 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Arras, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  15 min
9
Versailles, France
— 1 day
Train:  3 h 15 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

27
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cascata delle Marmore and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Venture out of the city with trips to Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto & Piazza del Duomo), Lido Riviera (in Salto di Fondi) and Terracina (Cattedrale di Terracina, Foro Emiliano, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Terracina, Tarquinia, Tuscania
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Our Saviour's Church and Gudmindrup Beach. You'll explore and learn at Stevns Klint and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Stroeget, wander the streets of Christiania, and stroll through Amager Strandpark.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen holiday planner.

You can fly from Milan to Copenhagen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stevns Klint, Gudmindrup Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and then stroll through Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee.

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You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee ©
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee

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 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. On the next day, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, thendon't miss a visit to Grand Place, thenexamine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arras.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
night
Arras, France

Arras ©
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
On the 10th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington, get engrossed in the history at Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, and then see the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arras journey planner.

Getting from Brussels to Arras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Arras

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, Musée du Louvre-Lens
Highlights from your plan
Carriere Wellington ©
Carriere Wellington
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris online attractions planner.

Take a train from Arras to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
day
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, take an in-depth tour of Galerie des Carrosses, thenmake a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Royal Chapel.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Versailles travel route app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Versailles, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Versailles

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
Galerie des Carrosses ©
Galerie des Carrosses

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our London trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Versailles to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Versailles to London is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Versailles in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): wander the streets of Temple Bar and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from London in August, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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