47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Rouen, France
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Washington DC, United States

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Taf The Art Foundation, and admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

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

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Glyfada Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Step out of the city life by going to Catacombe di San Callisto and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

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You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bagno Maurizio. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, shop like a local with M.G. Design, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bagno Maurizio, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

6
nights
Nice, France

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.
Vieille Ville and Cimetiere du Chateau will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Coco Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Frejus), Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and La Croisette (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, make a trip to Place Massena, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Nice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Florence in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Swim with Dolphins, La Croisette, Scuba & Snorkeling, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

6
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get outdoors at Plage de l'Escalet and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some cultural insight at Villa Noailles and Eglise Saint Louis. Venture out of the city with trips to La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Plage de Sylvabelle), Le Lavandou (Plage de Cavaliere, Plage de Jean Blanc, & more) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Plage de la Faviere). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage noire du Langoustier, don't miss a visit to Port de Cavalaire, enjoy breathtaking views from Chateau d'Hyeres, and contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hyeres trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Hyeres dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Port de Cavalaire, Plage de l'Escalet
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Champs-Elysees, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hyeres in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Venture out of the city with trips to Bayeux War Cemetery (in Bayeux) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge, examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux, Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville, Falaises d'Etretat, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

6
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Museum-lovers will get to explore Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and The Fitzwilliam Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Predator Experience and Muncaster Castle. Explore Ambleside's surroundings by going to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, view the masterpieces at Old Courthouse Gallery, enjoy some diversion at Ambleside Climbing Wall, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Ambleside takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Keswick, Grasmere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Predator Experience Ltd
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

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.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery. Family-friendly places like Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

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You can take a train from Ambleside to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bournemouth Beach, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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