48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
Buenos Aires, Argentina

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Capitoline Museums, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. When traveling from Buenos Aires in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip builder website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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 18th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta

3
days
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , and get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

3
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and examine the collection at House of Terror.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for little chillier nights in Budapest, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Residence Parliament ©
Residence Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
days
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schönbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For where to stay and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schönbrunn Palace ©
Schönbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Prague visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, and explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam tour builder .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

4
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paris vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. June in Paris sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to The London Eye, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the London day trip planning app .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

3
days
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online route planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

3
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

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Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell ©
Park Güell

4
days
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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