50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Venice is minus 9 hours. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Barcelona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and make a trip to Merrion Square.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

4
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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London journey planning app .

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cotswold Archery, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip website .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and enjoy some diversion at CityQuester.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

4
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Budapest journey planning tool .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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