47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Durness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Lanes and Dover Castle. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, contemplate the long history of Churchill War Rooms, take in the exciting artwork at Saatchi Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London itinerary builder.

Edmonton, Canada to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to London is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dover Castle, The Lanes
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Popular historic sites such as Whitby Abbey and Durham Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Peasholm Park (in Scarborough) and Lincoln (Steep Hill, Lincoln Castle, & more). There's more to do: make a trip to Chatsworth House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our York itinerary builder.

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lincoln, Scarborough, Whitby Abbey, Fountains Abbey, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Bamburgh Castle and Edinburgh Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Buchanan Street (in Glasgow). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The National Wallace Monument, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip generator.

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Buchanan Street, Cragside House and Gardens, National Wallace Monument, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

5
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Balnakeil Bay and Oldshoremore Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sango Bay and Falls of Kirkaig. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, and play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Durness are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Falls of Kirkaig, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

6
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll get in some beach time at Nairn Beach and Brora Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Highland Folk Museum and Castle Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, head outdoors with Ness E' Bikes, and contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror and Hungarian National Museum. Head to Andrassy Avenue and Central Market Hallfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Budapest takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Inverness in May, things will get a bit warmer in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Dorotheumfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like MuseumsQuartier and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Haus der Musik, take in nature's colorful creations at Schönbrunn Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mala strana and Spanish Synagogue. Get some historical perspective at Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Town Square, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Prague custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Bru na Boinne. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Chester Beatty Library. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and admire the striking features of Dublin Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Prague to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Dublin. In June, Dublin is a bit cooler than Prague - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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