46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning app.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (San Francesco, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and stroll around Parc Guell.

Plan trip to Barcelona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (L'Orangerie & Palace of Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris journey site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Paris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey maker site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The Vrtba Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get great views at Petřín, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip website.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in June: highs in Budapest hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul journey planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15: