48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie, Canada
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Seascale, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Grande Prairie, Canada

6
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.
When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around St Stephens Green, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder .

Grande Prairie, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Grande Prairie in November, expect Dublin to be much hotter, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon journey planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, stroll around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome visit planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Florence road trip tool .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Venice is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel planner .

You can fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris planning app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Liverpool is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, have some family-friendly fun at CoverStar Experiences, and take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seascale.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Room Escape Games
CoverStar Experiences ©
CoverStar Experiences

2
nights
Seascale, United Kingdom

Seascale ©
Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.HistoryThe place-name indicates that it was inhabited by Norse settlers, probably before 1000 AD. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bowfell and then look for gifts at SpindleCraft.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seascale travel planner .

You can drive from Liverpool to Seascale in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Seascale

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Bowfell ©
Bowfell
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach
SpindleCraft ©
SpindleCraft

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

Discover how to plan a Edinburgh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Seascale to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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