47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  12​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
New York City, United States

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC as well as Picasso Museum. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Picasso Museum, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and then admire the striking features of Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Genoa.

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Picasso Museum ©
Picasso Museum
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2
days
Genoa, Italy

Genoa
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Via Garibaldi as well as Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Banchi, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Torri di Porta Soprana, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Garibaldi, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Rosso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Genoa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

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Via Garibaldi ©
Via Garibaldi

3
days
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Ricetto di Candelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Basilica of Sant'Andrea (in Vercelli), Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa) and Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Genoa to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Milan, with lows around 55°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off toFlorence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ricetto di Candelo, Basilica of Sant'Andrea, Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Santuario di Oropa, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Ricetto di Candelo ©
Ricetto di Candelo

3
days
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 Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Strozzi will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue, and contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder site .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

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Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence ©
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vatican Museums and Colosseum. Borghese Gallery and Sistine Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Spoleto (The Tower's Bridge, Piazza del Duomo, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, take in the dramatic natural features at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

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Vatican City, Spoleto
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro

2
days
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.
On the 31st (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, then explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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Historic Sites Museums

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Ragione Palace
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

4
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror and Hungarian National Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Pc.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Venice in June since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Prague.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

3
days
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.
Strahov Monastery and National Gallery in Prague - Kinský Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Vitus Cathedral and Mala strana. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, contemplate the long history of St. Nicholas Church, the Old Town Square, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower (Rozhledna).

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague day trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

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Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument ©
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
days
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Berlin Wall Memorial and Victory Column (Siegessaule). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, examine the collection at Neues Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and admire the striking features of German Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

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Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

2
days
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Audi Museum and then explore the galleries of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Munich sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Audi Museum
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

3
days
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.
Palace of Versailles and Catacombs of Paris will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Musée Rodin and Conciergerie. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chartres Cathedral in Chartres--about 1h 35 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle and explore the different monuments and memorials at Montparnasse Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

Fly from Munich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Catacombs of Paris ©
Catacombs of Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musée Rodin ©
Musée Rodin

4
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum and Rene Magritte House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica of the Holy Blood (in Bruges) and Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, admire the masterpieces at Musee David et Alice van Buuren, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

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Bruges, Ghent
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Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum ©
Musical Instruments Museum

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt House Museum. Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
days
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and National Gallery capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and explore the galleries of Wallace Collection.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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