48 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Northampton, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Sierre, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London online tour builder.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Northampton.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Northampton, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Hatton Country World (in Hatton), Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Shakespeare Distillery, &more) and St Peter's Church (in Upper Slaughter).

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Northampton trip planning website.

Traveling by car from London to Northampton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sierre.
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:

Sierre, Switzerland — 6 nights

Sierre is the capital of the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Explore Sierre's surroundings by going to St-Luc/Chandolin Domaine Skiable (in Saint-Luc), Les Diablerets (Chapelle des Diablerets, Glacier 3000, &more) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ski along the peaceful trails at Anzere, explore the activities along Lac de Geronde, and admire the masterpieces at Fondation Opale.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sierre day trip planner.

Drive from Northampton to Sierre in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Northampton to Sierre, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Northampton in December, things will get a bit cooler in Sierre: highs are around 6°C and lows about -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Munich.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:

Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Sierre to Munich in 6.5 hours. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Salzburg.
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg day trip planning site.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Salzburg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, stop by Chocolate store Cukrcek, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally visit Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then indulge your taste buds at Wine Tasting Bled, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Ljubljana road trip planning app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Ljubljana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You'll set off for Zagreb on the 13th (Fri).
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Zagreb, Croatia — 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 14th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Zagreb trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Zagreb takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zagreb to Budapest by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

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.
Bratislava is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, and take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip builder website.

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Wien Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm day trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Vienna, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, stop by Stroeget, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Copenhagen at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 7°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to London.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

On the 3rd (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament and then make a trip to Trafalgar Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Kensington Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel route planning website.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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