48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + Subway:  23 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
9
St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Ilkley, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
14
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
End: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' or Technohoros Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Sounio to see Temple of Poseidon about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, visit Plaka, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Athens. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for slightly colder days in Athens, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Trevimage and The Spirit of Caravaggio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Ceramiche Giacomini) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome route planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in November since evenings lows in Rome dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

4
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 Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Promenade du Paillon will get you outdoors. Step out of Nice to go to Sainte-Agnes and see Fort de la ligne Maginot-Sainte Agnes, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, see the sky in a new way at Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice trip builder website .

Drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Fort de la Ligne Maginot
Highlights from your plan
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
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.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Batllo, engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, and take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Quinta da Regaleira and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Capela Das Aparicoes (in Fatima) and Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Popular historic sites such as Palacio da Bolsa and Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponte de Dom Luis I and Rua das Flores. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Paco dos Duques de Braganca (in Guimaraes), Museu Monografico de Conimbriga (in Condeixa-a-Nova) and Se de Braga (in Braga). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, don't miss a visit to Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Se de Braga, Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Museu Monografico de Conimbriga, Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Highlights from your plan
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga ©
Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

4
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 Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Sainte-Chapelle. Appreciate the collections at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee Rodin. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website .

Fly from Porto to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in December, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Lawrence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
St. Helier, United Kingdom

St. Helier
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helier trip site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to St. Helier takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to St. Helier. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in December since evenings lows in St. Helier dip to 7°C. You'll set off for St Peter Port on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in St. Helier

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
St Peter Port, United Kingdom

St Peter Port ©
Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey as well as the main port. On the 18th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Le Friquet Garden Centre, then stop by Guernsey Candles, then admire the masterpieces at Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Little Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lihou Island Nature Reserve and then kick back and relax at Vazon Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St Peter Port road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from St. Helier to St Peter Port takes 2 hours. In December in St Peter Port, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in St Peter Port

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Castel, Lihou Island Nature Reserve, Guernsey Candles, The Little Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Lihou Island Nature Reserve ©
Lihou Island Nature Reserve
The Little Chapel ©
The Little Chapel
Vazon Bay ©
Vazon Bay

1
night
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, then learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Royal Navy, and finally examine the collection at HMS Victory.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from St Peter Port to Portsmouth in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from St Peter Port in December, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Portsmouth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
National Museum of the Royal Navy ©
National Museum of the Royal Navy

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.
Popular historic sites such as Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the galleries of Hang-Up Gallery, see the interesting displays at Genius Treasure Museum, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Portsmouth to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ilkley.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Ilkley, United Kingdom

Ilkley ©
Ilkley is a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England. Visiting SMJ Falconry and Skipton Castle Woods will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Towton Battlefield and Vintage Carriages Trust Museum of Rail Travel. Take a break from Ilkley with a short trip to Top Withens in Haworth, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, look for gifts at And Chocolate of Haworth, get outside with Ilkley Moor, and trek along The DalesWay.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilkley day trip planning app .

Getting from London to Ilkley by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ilkley are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Ilkley

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Keighley, Skipton, Towton Battlefield, SMJ Falconry
Highlights from your plan
SMJ Falconry ©
SMJ Falconry
Towton Battlefield ©
Towton Battlefield
Cliffe Castle Museum & Park ©
Cliffe Castle Museum & Park

5
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Get some historical perspective at Never Give Up Newcastle and Church of Saint Mary, Whitby. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and The Biscuit Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle upon Tyne: RNLI Lifeboat museum (in Whitby), Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum & Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh) and Hexham Abbey (in Hexham). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Woodhorn Museum, see the interesting displays at Great North Museum: Hancock, stop by Geordie Gifts, and snap pictures at The Tyne Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle upon Tyne day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ilkley to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 2 hours. December in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Whitby, Bamburgh, Corbridge Roman Town, Woodhorn Museum, Hexham Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey
Woodhorn Museum ©
Woodhorn Museum

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