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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Take a break from the city and head to Bygdøy and Paradisbukta. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, explore the activities along Oslo Fjord, get engrossed in the history at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, and step aboard Fram Polar Ship Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Oslo is minus 9 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Oslo reach 9°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough 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.
Visiting Pulpit Rock and Orre Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Stavanger and Stavanger Cathedral. Explore Stavanger's surroundings by going to Borestranden Beach (in Klepp Municipality) and Vitengarden (in Bryne). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden, get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, stroll through Sola Beach, and examine the collection at Vitenfabrikken (science centre).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more 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. Traveling from Oslo in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Stavanger. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandnes, Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden, Vitengarden, Orre Beach, Borestranden Beach
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.
Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Oskar Schindler's Factory. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground and Ulica Florianska. Change things up with a short trip to Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Lost souls alley, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and contemplate the long history of The Cloth Hall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow holiday planner.

Fly from Stavanger to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Krakow when traveling from Stavanger in December, with lows around -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

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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.
Visit Bru na Boinne and Kilmainham Gaol for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Wicklow Mountains National Park and Trim Castle. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Malahide Castle in Malahide--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, and see the interesting displays at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krakow to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough 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 a sense of the local culture at Hook Lighthouse and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castlecomer Discovery Park and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Loftus Hall (in Hook Head), Hore Abbey (in Cashel) and Bishop's Palace (in Waterford). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey, and tee off at Mount Juliet Estate.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lahinch.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Loftus Hall, Tramore Beach, Cahir Castle
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wild Atlantic Way. Venture out of the city with trips to Renvyle Beach (in Renvyle), King John's Castle (in Limerick) and Coral Beach (in Carraroe). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, steep yourself in history at Nine Daughters Hole, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and look for gifts at Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lahinch vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Lahinch takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. December in Lahinch sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galway, Ballybunion, Doolin Cave, Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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.
Popular historic sites such as Gallarus Oratory and St.James Church are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Inch Beach and Great Blasket Island. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Strand House, cruise along The Dingle Peninsula, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use 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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dingle, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island
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.
Visiting Garnish Island and Ring of Kerry will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to The WhiteHouse Gallery or Skyline Gallery. Explore Kenmare's surroundings by going to Old English Market/City Market (in Cork), Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Killarney (Ross Castle & Killarney National Park). It doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kenmare custom trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kenmare are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Kenmare

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Killarney, Charles Fort, The English Market, Ring of Kerry, Garinish Island
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.
Do your shopping at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Hauptbahnhof. Get some cultural insight at Old Town (Altstadt) and Altstadt Luzern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen), Mount Titlis (in Engelberg) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kenmare to Zurich. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kenmare to Zurich. Traveling from Kenmare in January, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 4°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Parasailing & Paragliding, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Rhine Falls, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Parasailing & Paragliding
Old Town ©
Old Town

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