50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Wieliczka, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hauptkirche St. Michaelis and Paulskirche. Popular historic sites such as Speicherstadt and Schelfkirche are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Schnoor Viertel (in Bremen) and Pfarrkirche St. Jakob Und St. Dionysius (in Gadebusch). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll around Elbphilharmonie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Hamburg is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hamburg: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Schwerin, Pfarrkirche St. Jakob Und St. Dionysius, Schnoor Viertel
Highlights from your plan
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cragside House and Gardens and National Wallace Monument. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosslyn Chapel and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip app .

You can fly from Hamburg to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Stirling, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Falkirk Wheel, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

1
night
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, then get a new perspective on nature at Faktoria Cultural Centre (Centrum Kultury Faktoria), and then wander the streets of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Jastarnia, and then enjoy the sea views from Gora Szwedow Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Gdansk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Gdansk. In October, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy, Faktoria Cultural Centre (Centrum Kultury Faktoria), Gora Szwedow Lighthouse, Lighthouse Jastarnia
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Lighthouse Jastarnia ©
Lighthouse Jastarnia
Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy ©
Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy

1
night
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka ©
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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You can fly from Gdansk to Wieliczka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Wieliczka sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Hospital in the Rock. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Raday Castle and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Danube River, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Wieliczka to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Raday Castle
Highlights from your plan
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ringstrasse and Peterskirche Wien. Melk Abbey and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Vienna itinerary builder site .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ossuary / The Cemetery Church and Lobkowicz Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kostel sv. Mikuláše and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Barbara's Church (Kostel sv. Barbory) (in Pacov), Hradiste Castle - Museum of Southern Pilsner Region (in Blovice) and Zřícenina hradu Borotín (in Borotin). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Hradcany, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Chapel, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Zřícenina hradu Borotín, Hradiste Castle - Museum of Southern Pilsner Region, Church of St Nicholas, St. Barbara's Church (Kostel sv. Barbory)
Highlights from your plan
Spanish Synagogue ©
Spanish Synagogue
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Kostel sv. Mikuláše ©
Kostel sv. Mikuláše

5
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Popular historic sites such as Cesky Krumlov Castle and Vimperk Castle are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba. Explore Cesky Krumlov's surroundings by going to Nove Hrady (Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nové Hrady, & more), Sv Ducha (Church of the Holy Ghost) (in Telc) and Keramika Mariz (in Slavonice). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Watermill Hoslovice, stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St. Joseph, and step into the grandiose world of MEsice Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tabor, Nove Hrady, Vimperk, Watermill Hoslovice, Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba ©
Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba

1
night
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 25th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hohenschwangau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Hohenschwangau takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Hohenschwangau, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Museum of the Bavarian Kings ©
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Altstadt Luzernfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Chapel Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg), Schloss Schwarzenburg (in Schwarzenburg) and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello (in Giornico). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

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Getting from Hohenschwangau to Lucerne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Schloss Schwarzenburg, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Old Town, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Vieille-Ville de Montreux. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Chateau d' Allaman. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Vullierens (in Vullierens), Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard (in Martigny) and Lausanne (Rue de Bourg & Church of St. Francis). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and see the interesting displays at Sherlock Holmes Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard, Vieille-Ville de Montreux, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbazia di San Galgano and Le mura di Lucca. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Battistero, Duomo di Pisa, & more), Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, & more) and Piazza Anfiteatro (in Lucca). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Geneva in November, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Piazza Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

5
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.
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Pietro in Vincoli and Civita di Bagnoregio. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto, Chiesa di Santo Stefano, & more) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Cascata delle Marmore, St. Peter's Square, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

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