46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  13 h 30 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
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Dolmabahce Palace. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and visit Ortakoy.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 7°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest online vacation maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

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.
Bring the kids along to Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the striking features of Rathaus, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Charles Bridge, enjoy some diversion at Outback Prague Shooting Range, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Outback Prague Shooting Range ©
Outback Prague Shooting Range
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games ©

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Rundetarn. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and partake in some friendly competition at TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Prague to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Phoenix Park and Kilmainham Gaol Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin online travel planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in January: highs in Dublin hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London trip tool.

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts et Metiers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Pavilhao do Conhecimento. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, get your game on at Virtua, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

Find out how to plan Barcelona trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Venice is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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