48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Cartagena, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 17 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Seville on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Puente Nuevo (in Ronda) and Generalife (in Granada). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, and have some family-friendly fun at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Generalife, Puente Nuevo
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©

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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Calblanque, then go for a walk through Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Teatro Romano.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Cartagena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In May in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Cartagena

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa de Calblanque ©
Playa de Calblanque
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Plaza del Ayuntamiento ©
Plaza del Ayuntamiento

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then get curious at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia.

To see more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Cartagena to Valencia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Montpellier.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place Saint-Roch, then learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, then stop by Les Petits Papiers de Flo, and finally wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

Plan my day in Montpellier using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Barcelona to Montpellier by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Montpellier are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Cathedrale St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale St-Pierre

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, then make a trip to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take a stroll through Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Marineland.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice route planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Montpellier in June, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and then wander the streets of La Petite France.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Strasbourg holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Milan to Strasbourg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in June, expect Strasbourg to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Neighborhoods
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Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Barrage Vauban ©
Barrage Vauban

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Vianden (in Vianden) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, go for a walk through Place de la Constitution, stroll through Casemates du Bock, and don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Luxembourg City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Strasbourg in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luxembourg City: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Chateau de Vianden, Mullerthal Trail
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels journey website .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (The Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, &more), Thomastown (Jerpoint Park & Jerpoint Abbey) and Ballykeefe Distillery (in Cuffesgrange). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin visit planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Enniscorthy, The Holy Redeemer Church, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Jun 14 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Madrid, Spain

On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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