48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Fly

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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip app.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then make a trip to Atomium, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Antwerp, Belgium — 2 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Design Museum Gent, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally make a trip to Grote Markt.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, get in on the family fun at Efteling, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Madurodam, then admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Rotterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey builder site.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and explore the activities along Port of Hamburg.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Hamburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, and examine the collection at Hofburg.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bratislava.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, and then take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bratislava visit planner.

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Sarajevo.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 3 nights

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 5th (Fri), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95, make a trip to Vijećnica, and get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip website.

You can fly from Budapest to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Split.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Krka National Park (in Skradin) and Speed Boats Tours (in Trogir). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace and admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Sarajevo to Split in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Split. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Zagreb.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Zagreb, Croatia — 3 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Split to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Split in August: high temperatures in Zagreb hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Bled) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and stop by Ljubljana Old Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Milan, Italy — 3 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia & La Citta Alta). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Lyon, France — 3 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Lyon is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon journey builder.

Fly from Milan to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lyon, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24: