46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  11 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Miami, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a stroll through Alfama, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, steep yourself in history at Palacio Chiado, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ).

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning tool .

Miami, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in April: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Alfama ©
Alfama
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Born and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stop by Las Ramblas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Camino de Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

4
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.
Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. House of Terror Museum and Miniversum Budapest will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Prehistoric Man Exhibition (in Vertesszolos), Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom) and Thermal Lake of Heviz (in Heviz). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, and take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online attractions planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Prehistoric Man Exhibition, Thermal Lake of Heviz, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Vitus Cathedral and Lobkowicz Palace. Visit Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Prague side-trips: Diana Lookout Tower (in Karlovy Vary) and St Barbara's Church (in Kutna Hora). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and visit Lesser Town.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague online trip builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St Barbara's Church, Diana Lookout Tower
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

5
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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannaregio and San Giorgio Maggiore. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in May, with highs in Venice at 72°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

6
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 Palatine Hill and Civita di Bagnoregio. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Roman Forum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Villa d'Este, Civita di Bagnoregio, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Piazza della Signoria and Abbazia di San Galgano. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni), Montefioralle Winery (in Greve in Chianti) and Eremo di Montesiepi (in Chiusdino). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Montefioralle Winery, Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

6
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sainte-Chapelle and Ile Saint-Louis. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Groeningemuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Basilica of the Holy Blood in Bruges, approximately Bruges away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, make a trip to Atomium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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