48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Paris
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 9 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive to Cherbourg, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry to Holyhead, Drive to Manchester

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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder site.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, meet the residents at ARTIS, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague vacation planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Fun & Games

Athens, Greece — 7 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade, Spas, &more), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

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You can fly from Prague to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Athens. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Side Trips

Venice, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice route site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Venice is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, make a trip to Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain — 9 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Tossa de Mar (Cala Futadera & Vila Vella (Old Town)) and PortAventura (in Salou). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and admire the striking features of Dublin Unitarian Church.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Dublin trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: highs in Dublin hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours