47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
15
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Head to Tretyakov's Gallery and Photogallery Rachmaninov Gardenfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Borey Art Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg online trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, St. Petersburg is much colder than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

3
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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.
Head to Vaci Street and Andrassy Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip app.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Budapest by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest. Traveling from St. Petersburg in December, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Haus der Musik Wien capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and shop like a local with Dorotheum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
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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.
Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and St. George's Basilica capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, shop like a local with Schwarzenberg Palace, and explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Van Gogh Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, shop like a local with KochxBos Art Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online holiday planner.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in January, expect Amsterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
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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.
Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Saint Bavo's Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Gravensteen in Ghent--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. January in Brussels sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenget to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and finally wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

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Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum for their historical value. Head to Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: visit Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin. January in Dublin sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow 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.
Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Park and National Palace of Pena. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at A Arte da Terra, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenida da Liberdade.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to 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 dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Base Elements Urban Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Joan Miro Foundation, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 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. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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 a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Get in touch with nature at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Duomo di Sant'Andrea and San Giovanni del Toro will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata). Step out of Ravello to go to Positano and see Fornillo, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Vietri sul Mare, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Fornillo
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Visit Campanile di Giotto and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in January, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Fondazione Bisazza. Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Fondazione Bisazza
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di 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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Galata Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and view the masterpieces at Ikonium Studio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Istanbul. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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