47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
12
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
15
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tretyakov's Gallery and Dolls Gallery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, take in the exciting artwork at MARS Center, shop like a local with Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip website .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matthias Church and Halaszbastya. House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, shop like a local with Vaci Street, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Belvedere Palace and St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche) are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and MuseumsQuartier Wien. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna vacation planning app .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. Shop till you drop at Lobkowicz Palace and Schwarzenberg Palace. There's much more to do: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

Start your trip to Prague by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Marketfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and shop like a local with KochxBos Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in January, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and BOZAR Centre for Fine Artsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, make a trip to Atomium, and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels journey builder site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
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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.
On the 14th (Tue), take a stroll through Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to National Gallery of Ireland or Grafton Street. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, get to know the fascinating history of 14 Henrietta Street, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin driving holiday planning site .

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin due to the time zone difference. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos for their historical value. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Rossio Square, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon holiday maker site .

Fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Castle. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, take in the exciting artwork at Espais Volart, and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

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

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 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 Lisbon to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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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 in touch with nature at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Petit Prince Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Chiesa dell'Annunziata. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Fornillo (in Positano), Basilica di Santa Trofimena (in Minori) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

Plan a Ravello trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare, Scala, Fornillo, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Siena Cathedral & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca' d'Oro. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) and Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Fondazione Bisazza
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Rumeli Fortress. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), wander the streets of Ortakoy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Venice in February, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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