47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Fly:  17 h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h
12
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
13
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
14
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
15
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
16
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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 Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Matthias Church and House of Terror Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, contemplate the long history of Hungarian National Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Balazs Folk Art Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Budapest is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Elizabeth to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in January, expect Budapest to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Shop till you drop at Vienna Naschmarkt and Dorotheum. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vienna online attractions planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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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 8th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, then get your game on at Invisible Exhibition - Neviditelna vystava, then see the interesting displays at Powder Tower, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Schwarzenberg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then look for gifts at History Foto Atelier, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Head to Grafton Street and Temple Bar Gallery and Studiosfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, walk around St Stephens Green, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Prague to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in January, with highs in Dublin at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Diamond Museum, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jacques Sur Coudenberg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels holiday maker tool.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Aria Art Gallery. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and I Mosaici Di Lastrucci will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and view the masterpieces at M.G. Design.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder website.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Soqquadro APS. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at ALEFBET, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Galeria La Lesia. There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Santa Lucia, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, shop like a local with Covent Garden, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Melissa, and finally wander the streets of Piccadilly Circus. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then view the masterpieces at The New Craftsmen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the London holiday builder site.

Getting from Barcelona to London by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to London. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Ermou Street, view the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Eleni Marneri Galerie, then explore the galleries of Technohoros Art Gallery, then stop by Klio Creations, and finally view the masterpieces at Orlik Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Plaka, then view the masterpieces at Ioannidou Art Gallery, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from London to Athens takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In February, Athens is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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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.
Doge's Palace and Codex Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Campo del Ghetto. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice online trip maker.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in February, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then learn about winemaking at Maracuya, and finally look for gifts at Mercado la Cebada. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at La Casa Encendida, view the masterpieces at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, then take a stroll through Gran Via, then view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip builder site.

Fly from Venice to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): view the masterpieces at OPEN WALLS Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Haus Schwarzenberg, then look for gifts at Neurotitan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Klassenfeind Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ariel Fantasy, then shop like a local with Koenig Galerie, then view the masterpieces at Camera Work, and finally view the masterpieces at Sammlung Hoffman.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning app.

Fly from Madrid to Berlin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie ©

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nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Corte Sgarzerie, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Dello Scudo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Casa Del Clero, then contemplate the long history of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Canonicale.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Berlin to Verona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Verona are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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