49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Maison d'Erasme. Step off the beaten path and head to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and MOOF Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ieper (Ypres) (Hill 60, Hooge Crater Museum, &more) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Brussels is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Brussels is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in April, things will get little chillier in Brussels: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and stroll around Margaret Island.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brussels to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in April, you will find days in Budapest are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Albertina. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste (in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge), Wehrkirche St. Michael (in Weissenkirchen) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Third Man Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning website.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste, Melk Abbey, Wehrkirche St. Michael, Wachau Valley
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at St. George's Basilica and Kafka House capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

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

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Peterhof Palace and Peterhof State Museum Preserve. The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at History of Religion Museum, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Prague in April: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Museu Colecao Berardo. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Fatima (Basilica da Santissima Trindade & Capela Das Aparicoes). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Lisbon in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In May, Lisbon is a bit warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Musee Marmottan Monet and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Eiffel Tower and Musee Rodin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Arras (Carriere Wellington & Heroes Square), Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Franco-Australian Museum (in Villers-Bretonneux). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning website.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Arras, Lochnagar Crater, Franco-Australian Museum
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and English Reformed Church. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Zuiderzeemuseum
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Piazza San Marco. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and Museo di San Marco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, take an in-depth tour of Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip builder.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Orvieto Underground and Colle Aventino. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Giardino di Ninfa are in your itinerary. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tarquinia (Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco, Necropoli di Tarquinia, &more), Viterbo Historic Centre (in Viterbo) and Parco Torre di Lavello (in Tuscania). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome online road trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Vatican City, Tarquinia, Area Archeologica Terme Romane in Supino, Giardino di Ninfa
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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