49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 day
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Train to Krakow Glowny, Bus to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus to Split, Bus to Kotor
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 day
Bus to Thessaloniki, Train to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 (Castelo dos Mouros, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online route planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Lisbon is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Seoul to Lisbon. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker website.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bern.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bern online route maker.

Getting from London to Bern by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Bern. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Adventure

Side Trips

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Geneva

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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Geneva in October, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Rome

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Salzburg, Austria

— 1 day

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Salzburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Salzburg is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Marienplatz, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then walk around English Garden.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich trip builder app.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Prague.

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the striking features of Dancing House, make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

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Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Krakow. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Warsaw, Poland

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Warsaw in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then stop by Take Me Home, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and then make a trip to Tkalciceva.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip tool.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kotor.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Kotor, Montenegro

— 1 day

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor.

Before you visit Kotor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Kotor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Kotor is a bit warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Kotor

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Athens, Greece

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, take a stroll through Plaka, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Athens day trip tool.

You can fly from Kotor to Athens in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kotor to Athens. Traveling from Kotor in November, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, snap pictures at Galata Koprusu, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul. When traveling from Athens in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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