49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Stavanger, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lahinch, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Kenmare, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

6
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get in touch with nature at Bygdøy and Paradisbukta. Let the collections at Vigeland Museum and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower, explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oslo vacation builder.

Sydney, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get colder in Oslo: highs are around 9°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

4
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Stavanger and Stavanger Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at Borestranden Beach and Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden. Venture out of the city with trips to Orre Beach (in Klepp Municipality) and Vitengarden (in Bryne). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock, kick back and relax at Sola Beach, examine the collection at Vitenfabrikken (science centre), and get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stavanger itinerary builder.

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in December since evenings lows in Stavanger dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandnes, Orre Beach, Borestranden Beach, Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden, Pulpit Rock
Highlights from your plan
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

6
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Head to The Cloth Hall and Ulica Florianskafor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground and Lost souls alley. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, make a trip to Main Market Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Stavanger to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Stavanger in December since evenings lows in Krakow dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krakow to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

4
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Get outdoors at Castlecomer Discovery Park and Tramore Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Waterford (Bishop's Palace & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, and tee off at Mount Juliet Estate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lahinch.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Cahir Castle, Loftus Hall, Tramore Beach, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

6
nights
Lahinch, Ireland

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coral Beach and Renvyle Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Get out of town with these interesting Lahinch side-trips: Galway (Galway Cathedral & Wild Atlantic Way), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Cong) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, Head underground at Doolin Cave, kick back and relax at The Nuns Beach, and contemplate the long history of Nine Daughters Hole.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahinch travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Lahinch in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Lahinch, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballybunion, Galway, King John's Castle, Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts, Doolin Cave
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

5
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Holden Leathergoods and NU goldsmithfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lahinch to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lahinch in December, Dingle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

4
nights
Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Do your shopping at The WhiteHouse Gallery and Old English Market/City Market. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garnish Island and Ring of Kerry. Get out of town with these interesting Kenmare side-trips: Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Killarney (Ross Castle & Killarney National Park). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and stop by Kenmare Soap Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kenmare travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dingle to Kenmare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kenmare are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Kenmare

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Killarney, The English Market, Garinish Island, Ring of Kerry, The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Grossmunster. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Titlis and Rhine Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument & Altstadt Luzern) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kenmare to Zurich. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kenmare to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kenmare in January, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 4°C and -1°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Parasailing & Paragliding, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Rhine Falls, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Parasailing & Paragliding
Old Town ©
Old Town

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