46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
15
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Peterhof Grand Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Russian Museum, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, and stroll around Park And Gardens of Peterhof.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg vacation maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect St. Petersburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shoes on the Danube and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest tour itinerary maker app .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Center of Vienna and Stephansplatz. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip maker .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Zaanse Schans. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey maker .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Walking tours
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seine River and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Seine River ©
Seine River

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the views from Tower Bridge, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Edinburgh Old Town. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Stirling Castle in Stirling, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Little Museum of Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quinta da Regaleira and Alfama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra), Obidos Village (in Obidos) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Centro Historico de Cascais, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

You can plan Lisbon trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Centro Historico de Cascais, Obidos Village
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Trastevere. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Siena Cathedral (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip maker .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and San Giorgio Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Museo del Vetro
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Walking tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Bosphorus Strait. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker website .

You can fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Bosphorus Strait ©
Bosphorus Strait

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