47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Paris, France
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Galleria Borghese. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Rome due to the time zone difference. In July, Rome is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Le mura di Lucca. Go for a jaunt from Florence to San Gimignano to see Historic Centre of San Gimignano about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

4
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de l'Escalet and Castel Plage. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palais Lascaris and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures) and Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Plage de l'Escalet, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip site .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, Zurich is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Schloss Hellbrunn. Let the collections at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Salzburg Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg online travel route planner .

Getting from Zurich to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip site .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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.
Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Prasna brana capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hradcany and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin route website .

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Begijnhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Old Church (in Delft). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Holy Blood and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges sightseeing planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Royal Palace of Brussels. Step out of Brussels to go to Bastogne and see Bastogne War Museum, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, browse the exhibits of Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bastogne War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

8
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.
Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Atelier des Lumieres. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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