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
bus + 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
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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 Strand Egmond aan Zee. Anne Frank House and Begijnhof are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster), Bussloo (in Wilp) and Het Reestdal (in Balkbrug). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks, Nature, Beaches, Wildlife Areas
SIDE TRIPS : Zandvoort aan Zee, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Bussloo, Het Reestdal, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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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, Beaches
SIDE TRIP : De Panne Beach
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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 Citadelle (Citadel). Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Mechelen to see Planckendael about 34 minutes 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, Nature
SIDE TRIPS : Planckendael, St Michael's Bridge, Citadelle (Citadel)
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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 Ile Saint-Louis. 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musée Rodin, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Museums
SIDE TRIPS : Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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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 Playa de la Pineda. Explore hidden gems such as La Barceloneta and Anfiteatro de Tarragona. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Castillo de Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar), Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and La Playa de Sitges (in Sitges). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, 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, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Lloret de Mar, Castillo de Tossa de Mar, La Playa de Sitges, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Playa de la Pineda
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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, Parks
SIDE TRIP : Padua
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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 Triglav National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ljubljana Old Town and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Waterfall Savica (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) (in Bled). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Venice in June since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Sightseeing, Parks, Nature, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Bled, Triglav National Park, Waterfall Savica
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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 Sastavci. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plitvice Lakes National Park: Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre (in Gospic) and Baraceve Spilje (in Rakovica). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre, Baraceve Spilje
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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, Museums
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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 Matthias Church. Visiting Danube and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Step out of Budapest to go to Szentendre and see Priest's Island (Pap-sziget), which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and examine the collection at House of Terror.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and 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, Nature
SIDE TRIP : Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
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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, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Weinweg Langenlois, Nationalpark Donau-Auen
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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 Franziskanerkirche. Explore hidden gems such as Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) and Schmittenhohe. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof, and see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder.

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, Parks
SIDE TRIP : Schmittenhohe
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