49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary maker

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and visit Alfama.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning site.

Durham, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Lisbon. Traveling from Durham in August, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday maker.

Getting from Rome to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get little chillier in Vienna: highs are around 80°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Stiegl-Brauwelt, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip app.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, and get great views at Petřín.

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Drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Prague sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Stockholm, Sweden

— 4 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, take in nature's colorful creations at Millesgarden, and have fun and explore at Junibacken.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 27th (Fri), spend a peaceful day at Tivoli Gardens. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online visit planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route builder tool.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip website.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Grafton Street, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and stop by Temple Bar.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary app.

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods