48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (University of Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, visit Trastevere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, make a trip to Palau Guell, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and stop by Alfama.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Phoenix Park, take a stroll through Temple Bar, make a trip to Merrion Square, and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in May, with highs in Dublin at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning site.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.
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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: Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Frans Hals Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Prague.
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Prague trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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