48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
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Helsinki, Finland
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 8 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Visit Cathedral of St Peter's and Heiliggeistkirche for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Munich Residenz and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Regensburg (Basilika St. Emmeram, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Munich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.8
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
World heritage site
Cathedral of St Peter's
4.7

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Helsinki, Finland

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Mannerheim Museum for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Castle Hill). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Helsinki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Helsinki. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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3
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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Oslomarka. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kon-Tiki Museum and Queen Sonja Art Stable. When in Oslo, make a side trip to see Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution in Eidsvoll Verk, approximately Eidsvoll Verk away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre, soak in style at The Well, take an in-depth tour of Baerums Verk, and engage your brain at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oslo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Oslo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Baerums Verk ©
History Museum
Baerums Verk
4.4
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
History Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum
4.4

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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Head to Grafton Street and O'Connell Streetfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Old Kilbeggan Distillery (in Kilbeggan) and Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Oslo to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dublin, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Leeds.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Clonmacnoise ©
Church
Clonmacnoise
4.5

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Leeds, United Kingdom

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saltaire Village and Bolsover Castle. Head to Fabrication Crafts and Trinity Leedsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeds: The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints (in Chesterfield), Rufford Abbey Country Park (in Ollerton) and Haworth Parish Church (in Haworth). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey, examine the collection at Bradford Industrial Museum, contemplate the long history of Thackray Medical Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leeds online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Leeds takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Leeds are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Abbey House Museum ©
Historic Site
Abbey House Museum
4.5
Saltaire Village ©
World heritage site
Saltaire Village
4.6

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York, United Kingdom

City of Festivals

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), wander the streets of York Shambles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then admire the striking features of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, then examine the collection at Fairfax House, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen York, then pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church Beverley.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip maker website.

You can drive from Leeds to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in York

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St. Mary's Church Beverley ©
Religious Site
St. Mary's Church Beverley
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Fairfax House
Specialty Museum
Fairfax House
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

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 and learn at Wallace Collection and National Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at HMS Belfast and Highgate Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Polesden Lacey (in Great Bookham) and Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read London planning tool.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
HMS Belfast ©
Military Museum
HMS Belfast
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo. Do your shopping at Rua Augusta and Centro Colombo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from London to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Highlights from your trip
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
National Coach Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Coach Museum
4.4

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Porto, Portugal

Unvanquished City

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.
Capela das Almas and Torre dos Clerigos will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paco dos Duques de Braganca and Guimaraes Castle. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Braga (Sameiro Sanctuary, Museu da Imagem, &more), Guimaraes (Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, Largo da Oliveira, &more) and Viana do Castelo (Antigos Pacos do Concelho, Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and pick up some local products at Mercado Bom Sucesso.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Porto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Civic Center
Palacio da Bolsa
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Iglesia de San Andres. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Casco Historico de Toledo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip app.

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Madrid

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

On the 15th (Sat), get curious at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Museum, and then look for gifts at Oberpollinger.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Munich takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Deutsches Museum ©
Science Museum
Deutsches Museum
4.2
FC Bayern Museum ©
Specialty Museum
FC Bayern Museum
4.5
Oberpollinger ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Oberpollinger
4.1

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