49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Oamaru, New Zealand
Bus + Fly:  35 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  34 h
End: Oamaru, New Zealand

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip site .

Oamaru, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 35-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Oamaru to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip website .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in August, plan for slightly colder days in Prague, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Rome is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
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.
Step out of Dublin to go to Kilkenny and see Go With The Flow - River Adventures, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip maker site .

Getting from Lisbon to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Go With The Flow - River Adventures
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, head off the coast to Sandhamn, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and find something for the whole family at Junibacken.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm visit app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Stockholm when traveling from Amsterdam in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

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