48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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— 3 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, engage your brain at Body Worlds, examine the collection at Micropia, and visit De 9 Straatjes.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel planner.

Brighton and Hove, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to The Hague.

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The Hague, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
On the 5th (Fri), view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at De Mesdag Collection, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Van Kleef & Zoon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague trip maker app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in The Hague are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 day

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Blaak Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and then see the interesting displays at Dutch Pinball Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam travel route planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Torture Museum Oude Steen & Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, see the interesting displays at Train World, and contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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You can drive from Rotterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee des Arts Forains. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel planning website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Paris sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Place de la Bourse and Chateau Guadet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Port de la Lune and Tour Pey-Berland for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion to see Chateau Cantenac about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, hunt for treasures at Marche des Capucins, and walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bordeaux journey planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: highs in Bordeaux hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Rua Augusta. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, and admire the striking features of Igreja de Sao Roque.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bordeaux in November, with highs in Lisbon at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Barrio de Salamanca are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, shop like a local with Mercado de San Antón, and take in the exciting artwork at La Casa Encendida.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Valencia.

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Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, then see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Colon, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu de Prehistoria de Valencia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia sightseeing site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valencia, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Naples.

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Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then get engrossed in the history at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, then contemplate the long history of San Domenico Maggiore, then explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip maker site.

Getting from Valencia to Naples by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November in Naples, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cupola di San Pietro and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome trip builder app.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Milan.

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Milan, Italy

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Gallerie d’Italia. Visit Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro and Palazzo Marino for their historical value. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, and get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Milan reach 46°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bern.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Bern, Switzerland

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore hidden gems such as UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Matte. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Natural History of Bern and Church of the Holy Ghost. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Soleure (Einsiedelei St. Verena & Jesuitenkirche). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to Zahringerbrunnen.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in December, with highs in Bern at 41°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Maurice de Mauriac. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Zoological Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Niederdorf, browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt, and kick back and relax at Wyden Badi.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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