48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London vacation planning tool.

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to London, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in London, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, stroll through Calton Hill, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To plan Edinburgh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from London, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Grote Markt in Haarlem--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam journey builder app.

Fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Brussels, Belgium — 4 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: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bruges journey maker tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

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 & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

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

Fly from Bruges to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bruges to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bruges in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Madrid, Spain — 4 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, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Venice.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Positano.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

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.
On the 30th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Fontana sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Ceramiche Maria Grazia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lapad, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

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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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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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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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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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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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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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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