48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Hallstatt, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Montpellier, France
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney, Australia

12
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: The Lower Lakes (in Plitvice Lakes National Park) and Rastoke (in Slunj). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Zagreb, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Zagreb at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

The Lower Lakes, Rastoke
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Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun
Walking tours
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb

6
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Straza Bled, Bled Island, &more), Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Prešeren Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip site.

Drive from Zagreb to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna, Lake Bohinj, Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, Škocjan Caves
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, thenstep into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then make a trip to Stephansplatz.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, thenget great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague vacation maker app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, thentake an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, thentake some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, thenexplore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally pause for some photo ops at Caldera Sculpture.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg planner.

Getting from Prague to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

2
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Old Town and then go deep underground at Salzwelten.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hallstatt driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Hallstatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Obertraun
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Central Square Marktplatz ©
Central Square Marktplatz

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, thenget to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and finally fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, explore the activities along River Inn, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck online travel planner.

Drive from Hallstatt to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, admire the striking features of Markuskirche, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, thengo for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, and finally examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lausanne day trip app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lausanne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thentest your problem-solving skills at DreamAway Lyon, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

8
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Get out of town with these interesting Montpellier side-trips: Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon), Ballon 2 Rouge (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, hike along Le Sentier des Ocres, and learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montpellier trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Montpellier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gordes, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

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.
On the 31st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. On your second day here, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, thenwalk around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

You can drive from Montpellier to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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