48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Zakopane, Poland
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the world behind art at British Museum.

Plan trip to London with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (The Markt, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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Take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
nights
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route builder tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Max Chocolatier, & more) and Grindelwald (Vogts Corner & First). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt), and meet the residents at Zoo Zurich.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Grindelwald
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and explore the galleries of Nymphenburg Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Thu) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Budapest driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Munich to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
nights
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Wieliczka Salt Mine (in Wieliczka). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Thu) at Chocholowskie Termy. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Gubalowka, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaplica NajSwietszego Serca Jezusa, and admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zakopane online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Budapest to Zakopane by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Budapest in January, things will get a bit cooler in Zakopane: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Zakopane

Fun & Games Spas Nature

Side Trips

Lake Morskie Oko, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Chocholowskie Termy
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
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Chocholowskie Termy ©
Chocholowskie Termy
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Berlin by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, stroll through Vondelpark, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
On the 10th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden and then admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Churchill War Rooms, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Tate Modern ©
Tate Modern
Walking tours

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