49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train + bus:  5​h
11
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Popular historic sites such as Savior on the Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Russian Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, take in the exciting artwork at Tretyakov's Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. Let the collections at Skansen and Nordiska museet capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Royal Palace, see the interesting displays at Osynlig Utstallning - Stockholm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), and admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online road trip planner .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. In September in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. Get a sense of the local culture at Matthias Church and House of Terror Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy, and take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in September, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take in the exciting artwork at Dorotheum, browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna online tour builder .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Castle. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

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Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, shop like a local with Leidseplein, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To plan Amsterdam vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and National Gallery of Ireland capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower & Kilkenny Castle) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge and go for a walk through Avenida da Liberdade.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lisbon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Visit The Baptistery of St. John and Duomo di Siena for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip tool .

Fly from Lisbon to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in October: highs in Florence hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Appreciate the collections at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Petit Prince Art Gallery. Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Le Vigne di Raito in Vietri sul Mare (about 44 minutes away).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Le Vigne di Raito, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

3
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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 St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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