51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Lyon, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 45​min
11
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Tervuren, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Gilles, then see the interesting displays at GardeRobe MannekenPis, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Seneffe, then delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mima.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels itinerary maker app .

Brisbane, Australia to Brussels is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Brussels, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Brussels is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Arboretum Tervuren, Chateau de Seneffe
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Arboretum Tervuren ©
Arboretum Tervuren
Chateau de Seneffe ©
Chateau de Seneffe
Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will get to explore For Freedom Museum and Folklore Museum. Langemark Cemetery and Arentshof will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Raversyde (in Ostend), German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide) and Ieper (Ypres) (Bedford House Cemetery, Ramparts Cemetery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), hike along Bruges Art Route, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and witness the site of a historic battle at Battle of Polygon Wood.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges vacation planning site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Langemark Cemetery, Battle of Polygon Wood, For Freedom Museum, German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium
Highlights from your plan
Sint-Walburgakerk ©
Sint-Walburgakerk
For Freedom Museum ©
For Freedom Museum
Langemark Cemetery ©
Langemark Cemetery

4
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du poire and Normandie Savoir-Faire. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Nez de Jobourg (in Jobourg), Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville) and Phare de Goury (in Auderville). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Cementerio Militar Jerusalem De La Commonwealth, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Domfront, and contemplate the long history of Memorial de Montormel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Bayeux in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateau de Domfront, Nez de Jobourg, Memorial de Montormel, Musee du poire, Eglise du Vieux Saint Sauveur
Highlights from your plan
Phare de Goury ©
Phare de Goury
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

4
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Musee d'Histoire de Lyon and Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon will appeal to museum buffs. Chateau de Brancion and Taize Community are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Lyon, make a side trip to see Eglise Saint-Martin in Chapaize, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musée l'Organe, get in on the family fun at France Aventures Lyon, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Lyon, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and tram from Bayeux to Lyon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Bayeux in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateau de Brancion, Taize Community, Musée l'Organe, Eglise Saint-Martin
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint Nizier ©
Eglise Saint Nizier
Eglise Saint-Martin ©
Eglise Saint-Martin
Taize Community ©
Taize Community

4
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Popular historic sites such as Memorial House (Maison des Memoires) and Chapelle des Dominicaines are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Bastide Saint Louis and Musee Dom Robert et de la tapisserie du XXe siecle. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Paul (in Narbonne), Abbaye de Soreze (in Soreze) and Musee du Bois et de la Marqueterie (in Revel). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere De La Conte, get engrossed in the history at Musee de site Villa-Loupian, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saissac.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne road trip app .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sete, Soreze, Chateau de Saissac, Musee du Bois et de la Marqueterie, Musee de site Villa-Loupian
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye de Soreze ©
Abbaye de Soreze
Memorial House (Maison des Memoires) ©

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.
Relax by the water at Playa de Calafell and San Pol Beach. Get some cultural insight at Casa Vicens and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Tarragona (Muralla romana de Tarragona & Circ Roma) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Purisima Concepcion, see the interesting displays at Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch, and explore the galleries of Casa Museu Gaudí.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Carcassonne to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

S'Agaro, Tarragona, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Playa de Calafell, Far de Sant Sebastia
Highlights from your plan
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Circ Roma ©
Circ Roma
Casa Vicens ©
Casa Vicens

4
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Daimus and Cala Cap Negre. Take a break from the city and head to Cap Blanc and Playa del Puerto De Sagunto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valencia: Montanejos Hot Springs (in Montanejos), Parque Natural del Desierto de las Palmas (in Benicasim) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Altea). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, examine the collection at Museu Faller of Gandia, admire the striking features of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Valencia trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cala Cap Negre, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Daimus, Playa del Puerto De Sagunto, Cap Blanc
Highlights from your plan
Cala Cap Negre ©
Cala Cap Negre
Museu del Patriarca ©
Museu del Patriarca

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MUSEO CASA NATAL FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA Fuente Vaqueros | España and Iglesia del Sagrario. Discover out-of-the-way places like Puerta de las Pesas and Plaza de los Aljibes. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Iberfauna (in Zuheros), Malaga (Museum Jorge Rando, Iglesia de Los Martires, & more) and Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Abadia del Sacromonte, admire the masterpieces at Pabellon Al-Andalus y la Ciencia, steep yourself in history at Real Chancilleria, and admire the landmark architecture of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Granada trip planner .

Drive from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Malaga, Iberfauna, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio de San Telmo and Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arab Castle and Museo Militar Regional. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Oatorio de San Felipe Neri (in Cadiz), Playa De La Muralla (in El Puerto de Santa Maria) and Los Corrales de Rota (in Rota). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mazagon, make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla, and explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oatorio de San Felipe Neri, Los Corrales de Rota, Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla, Arab Castle, Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona
Highlights from your plan
Palacio de San Telmo ©
Palacio de San Telmo
Playa de Mazagon ©
Playa de Mazagon
Dolmen de Soto ©
Dolmen de Soto

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paderne Castle and Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Orada. Appreciate the collections at Corte-Real Gallery and Sacred Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Portimao (Tres Castelos Beach & Vau Beach), Church of Misericordia of Alvor (in Alvor) and Carvoeiro (Praia de Albandeira & Vale de Covo Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Castelo Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Peneco, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Albufeira vacation planner.

You can drive from Seville to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seville in June, plan for slightly colder days in Albufeira, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Carvoeiro, Pescadores Beach, Albandeira Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Paderne Castle ©
Paderne Castle
Vau Beach ©
Vau Beach

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomies Wood, then get great views at Moll's Gap, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Leane. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Templenoe Burial, then appreciate the views at The Black Valley, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at St. John's Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Killarney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Albufeira in June, things will get a bit cooler in Killarney: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Templenoe Burial
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Tomies Wood ©
Tomies Wood
The Black Valley ©
The Black Valley

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 15th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, stroll around Barna Woods, appreciate the history behind Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Inis Meain, and finally don't miss a visit to Middle Street. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then have fun and explore at Monkey Business, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pure Skill Galway.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Galway. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tyrone House
Highlights from your plan
The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum ©
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House
Oranmore Castle ©
Oranmore Castle

3
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.
St Peter's Church and 14 Henrietta Street will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Irish Military War Museum & Family Park and Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Dublin Falconry in Balbriggan, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Irish Family History Centre, get advice or help at National Library of Ireland, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and browse the collection at Marsh's Library.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin route builder .

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dublin Falconry, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, St Peter's Church
Highlights from your plan
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
Irish Family History Centre ©
Irish Family History Centre

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of Église Saint Nicolas, examine the collection at GardeRobe MannekenPis, then take a stroll through Place St. Gery, then see the interesting displays at Van Buuren Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Reading Between the Lines Church, look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, then stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Felicien Rops Museum (Musee Felicien Rops).

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Brussels is 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reading Between the Lines Church, La Roche-aux-Faucons, Felicien Rops Museum (Musee Felicien Rops), Ardennes American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
GardeRobe MannekenPis ©
GardeRobe MannekenPis
Ardennes American Cemetery ©
Ardennes American Cemetery
Reading Between the Lines Church ©
Reading Between the Lines Church

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