49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich holiday builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse), Delft (Markt, Old Church, &more) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon, discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik online travel route planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, then join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Glasgow takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glasgow: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London tour planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary maker app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Step out of Nice to go to Agay and see Massif de l'Esterel, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Dubrovnik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip website.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Dubrovnik in May, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Ireland travel guide

4.3
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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