46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary app .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in March, with highs in Rome at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Piazza Maggiore (in Bologna) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Florence road trip website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Piazza Maggiore
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Scrovegni Chapel. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Walking tours

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parc de Montjuic and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route planner.

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Gallery and Tower Bridge. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edinburgh Old Town and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Glasgow
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. Next up on the itinerary: walk around St Stephens Green, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, visit Temple Bar, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday maker.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Walking tours
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder.

Getting from Dublin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Vitus Cathedral and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planning website .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Center of Vienna and Rathaus. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, contemplate the long history of Karlskirche, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online attractions planner .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shoes on the Danube Bank and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Budapest online travel route planner .

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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