46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
Fly:
17​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive:
2​h 45​min
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:
1​h 15​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:
1​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 10 nights
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:
2​h 30​min
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:
3​h 30​min
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:
6​h
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:
8​h 30​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:
2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:
2​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:
19​h
Vancouver, Canada

5
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Zandvoort aan Zee and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Anne Frank House and Begijnhof are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug), Bussloo (in Wilp) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip generator.

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Het Reestdal, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Zandvoort aan Zee, Bussloo, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Anne Frank House
Begijnhof

2
days
Bruges, Belgium

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge and then enjoy the sand and surf at De Panne Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

De Panne Beach
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Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk

3
days
Brussels, Belgium

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Michael's Bridge and Planckendael. Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Namur to see Citadelle (Citadel) about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, examine the collection at Manneken Pis, and take a peaceful walk through Foret des Soignes.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels vacation trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Sightseeing Parks

Side Trips

St Michael's Bridge, Planckendael, Citadelle (Citadel)
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Grand Place
Atomium

9
days
Paris, France

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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Versailles and Musée d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, examine the collection at Musée Rodin, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

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Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

6
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Fenals Beach and La Playa de Sitges. Explore hidden gems such as La Barceloneta and Playa de la Pineda. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Castillo de Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar), Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Sightseeing Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, La Playa de Sitges, Castillo de Tossa de Mar, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Playa de la Pineda
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Fenals Beach
La Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic

2
days
Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Battistero del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, and finally contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Venice sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Padua
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St. Mark's Square
Canal Grande

3
days
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Bled and Ljubljana Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ljubljana Old Town and Bled Castle (Blejski Grad). Take a break from Ljubljana with a short trip to Waterfall Savica in Bohinjsko Jezero, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Triglav National Park, Waterfall Savica
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Lake Bled
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
Ljubljana Castle

3
days
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascades and Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre. Get in touch with nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sastavci. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Baraceve Spilje.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Ljubljana in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Plitvice Lakes National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trip

Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
Cascades
Sastavci

1
day
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 15th (Thu), wander the streets of Old Town and then explore the ancient world of Gradske Zidine.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik online itinerary creator.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Plitvice Lakes National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town
Gradske Zidine
Stradun

3
days
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and House of Terror. Visiting Danube and Priest's Island (Pap-sziget) will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Matthias Church, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and steep yourself in history at Hősök tere.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Budapest takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Traveling from Dubrovnik in June, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
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Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church

2
days
Vienna, Austria

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.
On the 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Weinweg Langenlois, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Schottenkirche. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalpark Donau-Auen.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Weinweg Langenlois, Nationalpark Donau-Auen
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Kahlenberg
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Ringstrasse

3
days
Salzburg, Austria

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral (Dom). Explore hidden gems such as Schmittenhohe and Red Bull Hangar-7. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, and contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche.

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You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Sightseeing Winter Sports

Side Trip

Schmittenhohe
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Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom)

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