46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

2
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Sultanahmet District and Basilica Cistern. Go for a jaunt from Istanbul to Sapanca to see Sapanca Lake about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker website .

Paris, France to Istanbul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul. Traveling from Paris in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sapanca Lake
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Get some historical perspective at Halaszbastya and Shoes on the Danube. House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Center of Vienna and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Sisi Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazza del Campo. Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Duomo and Le mura di Lucca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Fly from Vienna to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in June; daily highs in Florence reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dali Theatre-Museum and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to S'Agaro to see Camino de Ronda about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip website .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dali Theatre-Museum, Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Park and National Palace of Pena and Quinta da Regaleira. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. Museum-lovers will get to explore Churchill War Rooms and The British Museum. Take a break from London with a short trip to Bournemouth Beach in Bournemouth, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and see the interesting displays at Apsley House.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London visit planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Bournemouth Beach
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planning tool .

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum. Get some historical perspective at Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, walk around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm tour planning site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

5
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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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Grand Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Catherine Palace and Park and Peter and Paul Fortress. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip tool .

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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