48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
8
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lapad, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik day trip app.

Perth, Australia to Dubrovnik is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in June: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Positano.
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Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande, stroll through Fornillo, then look for gifts at Stella Moda S.n.c., and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano driving holiday app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Dubrovnik to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Positano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome tour planning app.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel route builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc Guell.

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

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda itinerary planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Ronda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Ronda are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). On the 20th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online travel planner.

Drive from Ronda to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ronda to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ronda in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planning app.

Fly from Lisbon to Brussels in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Brussels is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in July, with highs in Brussels at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Gravensteen & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

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Fly from Bruges to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to Edinburgh. In July, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Bruges - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip builder.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Croatia travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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