47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tremezzina, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Train
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly to Brussels, Train to Ieper (Ypres)
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Basel, Switzerland — 2 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 2nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, get a new perspective on nature at Antikenmuseum Basel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and finally visit Basel's Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wehrkirche St. Arbogast, examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, then steep yourself in history at Ermitage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Basel trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Basel is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Basel is 6 hours. May in Basel sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vinitaly GmbH, Old Town and Limmatquai. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, explore the world behind art at Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and finally visit Old Town. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at Vinitaly GmbH, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip maker.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Statue Frankenstein, learn more about the world around you at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, and finally take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 3 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Musei Reali. Visit Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Villa della Regina for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, and explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Turin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Turin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Abbazia di Chiaravalle are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata and Museo Teatrale alla Scala capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Basilica Santa Maria della Croce (in Crema) and Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta (in Lainate). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and admire the striking features of Arco della Pace.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planning app.

Take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tremezzina.
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Tremezzina, Italy — 1 night

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, then don't miss a visit to Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, and finally wander the streets of Menaggio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tremezzina trip planning website.

You can drive from Milan to Tremezzina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Centro Storico di Venezia. Doge's Palace and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the landmark architecture of Venetian Arsenal, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

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

Getting from Tremezzina to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Red Bull Hangar-7. Visit Schloss Hellbrunn and Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg planner.

Getting from Venice to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in May, with highs in Salzburg at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Popular historic sites such as Belvedere Palace and Kaisergruft are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Leopold Museum. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, examine the collection at Hofburg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Vienna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Budapest Pinball Museum and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Fisherman's Bastion and Holocaust Memorial Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder tool.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Visit St. Vitus Cathedral and Lobkowicz Palace for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in May, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Brugge Sint Jacobskerk for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, snap pictures at St Bonifacius Bridge, take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, and trek along Bruges Art Route.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges tour planner.

Fly from Prague to Bruges in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Popular historic sites such as Museum Het Rembrandthuis and De Duif are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum Amsterdam, get curious at Body Worlds, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday maker app.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 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.
Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at 14 Henrietta Street and Malahide Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Trim (Trim Castle & St Mary's Abbey). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin itinerary site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ieper (Ypres).
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium — 2 nights

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bedford House Cemetery, steep yourself in history at The Black Watch, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Langemark Cemetery. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ypres Memorial, then contemplate the long history of The Ieper Fury, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Lest We Forget Battlefield Tours (Flanders).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Ieper (Ypres) in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Ieper (Ypres), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Ieper (Ypres) sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 1 night

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei, and finally wander the streets of Patershol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ghent travel planner.

You can drive from Ieper (Ypres) to Ghent in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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