48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 27 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Arras, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  15​min
9
Versailles, France
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

27
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto & Piazza del Duomo), Terracina (Cattedrale di Terracina, Foro Emiliano, & more) and Lido Riviera (in Salto di Fondi). Spend the 27th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Rome. In July, Rome is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Terracina, Spoleto, Tuscania
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online itinerary builder .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Stroeget. Step off the beaten path and head to Gudmindrup Beach and Church of Our Saviour. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Store Heddinge to see Stevns Klint about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Christiania and stroll through Amager Strandpark.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen vacation planner.

Getting from Milan to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stevns Klint, Gudmindrup Beach
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Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Strand Egmond aan Zee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum and then kick back and relax at Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder site .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee ©
Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Place St. Gery, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Arras.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
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1
night
Arras, France

Arras ©
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wellington Tunnels, Memorial to the Battle of Arras, then get engrossed in the history at Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, and then see the interesting displays at Musée du Louvre-Lens.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arras trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Brussels to Arras in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Arras are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Arras

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, Musée du Louvre-Lens
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Carriere Wellington ©
Carriere Wellington
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Musée du Louvre-Lens
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery

4
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.
Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary site .

Getting from Arras to Paris by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
day
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then take an in-depth tour of Galerie des Carrosses, then don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Royal Chapel.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Versailles day trip app .

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Paris. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Versailles

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
Galerie des Carrosses ©
Galerie des Carrosses

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Versailles to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Versailles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Temple Bar and then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, and finally admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

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You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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