48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Perth, Australia

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Let the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

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Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Istanbul. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Do some cultural sightseeing at Matthias Church and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, and take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Haus der Musik Wien. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Staromestske namesti and Lesser Town. Visit Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague route planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza delle Erbe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

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You can fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Palazzo Vecchio. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence online route planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Church of St. Louis of the French. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Duomo di Ravello. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Cantine Marisa Cuomo (in Furore), Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti) and Miniaci Art Gallery (in Positano).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ravello trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in January, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Scala, Spas, Cantine Marisa Cuomo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ravello to Barcelona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in February since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris online visit planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in February, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and stop by The Jordaan.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation maker website .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Head to Tretyakov's Gallery and Center of the Mikhail Chemyakinfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 4DOTS, take in the exciting artwork at Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden, and admire the masterpieces at MARS Center.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in St. Petersburg at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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