48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
6
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Blois, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Rocamadour, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Nice, France
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker website .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in August since evenings lows in London dip to 15°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in London

#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Getreidegasse as well as Mozarts Geburtshaus. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and Schloss Hellbrunn. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirabell Palace and Domquartier. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Salzburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Nonnberg Convent ©
Nonnberg Convent
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Imperial Treasury of Vienna. Get some cultural insight at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Church of the Jesuits. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stadtpark, make a trip to Rathausplatz, and browse the collection at State Hall of the Austrian National Library.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:
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Imperial Treasury of Vienna ©
Imperial Treasury of Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Vitus Cathedral, Lobkowicz Palace, Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prague Astronomical Clock and Castle District. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Powder Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip builder tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Castle District ©
Castle District

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Franciscan Monastery, Stradun and Dubrovnik Cable Car. Get some cultural insight at Gradske Zidine and Gornji Ugao Tower. There's more to do: wander the streets of Old Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Dubrovnik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in September, with highs in Dubrovnik at 29°C and lows at 20°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Gradske Zidine ©
Gradske Zidine
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery
Dubrovnik Cable Car ©
Dubrovnik Cable Car

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Diocletian's Palace and Old Split. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava and make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Split visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zadar.

Things to do in Split

#Historic Sites
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Old Split ©
Old Split
Kliška tvrđava ©
Kliška tvrđava

2
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), The Forum, Church of St. Donat, and other attractions. On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar and then don't miss a visit to Zadar Land City Gates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Greeting to the Sun, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church and Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, then don't miss a visit to The Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ).

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Traveling by car from Split to Zadar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Split in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zadar, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zadar

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ) ©
Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

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hours
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Burgeti Lakes, admire the sheer force of Slapovi Milke Trnine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Prstavac, and finally admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Veliki Slap
Veliki Slap

4
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana travel route planner .

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ljubljana

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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.
You've now added Palace of Versailles to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Place de la Bastille, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website .

You can fly from Ljubljana to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Blois on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
Blois, France

Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, then explore the historical opulence of Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, and then relax in the rural setting at Domaine du Croc du Merle. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZooParc de Beauval.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Blois journey website .

Take a train from Paris to Blois in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Blois, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Blois

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

ZooParc de Beauval, Domaine du Croc du Merle, Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, Orléans Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais ©
ZooParc de Beauval ©
ZooParc de Beauval
Domaine du Croc du Merle ©
Domaine du Croc du Merle

2
nights
Rocamadour, France

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour route planning tool .

You can drive from Blois to Rocamadour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Blois in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocamadour: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Rocamadour

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gouffre de Padirac, Abbatiale Saint-Pierre, Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet, Chateau de Montal
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Chateau de Montal ©
Chateau de Montal
Abbatiale Saint-Pierre ©
Abbatiale Saint-Pierre
Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet ©
Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet

2
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours and then admire the sheer force of Source Salee de la Sals.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center vacation tool .

You can drive from Rocamadour to Carcassonne Center in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocamadour in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Carcassonne Center. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Source Salee de la Sals, Chateaux de Lastours
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palais des Papes and Eglise St-Trophime. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Aix-en-Provence to Saint-Remy-de-Provence to see Maison de Santé Saint-Paul de Mausole about 58 minutes away.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence day trip planner .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Palais des Papes, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Eglise St-Trophime, Old Town
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole

1
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Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice holiday planning site .

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Promenade Le Corbusier, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Tourrettes-sur-Loup ©
Tourrettes-sur-Loup

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