48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Saranda, Albania
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights

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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wallace Collection and Westminster. Visit Old Royal Naval College and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Monument to the Great Fire of London.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dean Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Torshavn.
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands — 4 nights

Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Visiting Nordlysid and Svartafoss Waterfall will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Nolsoyar Viti and Tinganes. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Mariukirkjan, get a sense of history and politics at The Faroese Parliament, don't miss a visit to Torshavn Cathedral, and expand your understanding of the military at Skansin Fortress.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Torshavn trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Edinburgh to Torshavn by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in Torshavn are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 4 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Visit Norsk Folkemuseum and 22. juli-senteret for their historical value. Visiting Soerenga Public Pool and Zipline will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and kick back and relax at Huk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Torshavn to Oslo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Torshavn to Oslo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Torshavn, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Storkyrkan and Uppsala Domkyrka. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Gamla Uppsala. Step out of Stockholm to go to Uppsala and see Museum Gustavianum, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 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.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle and then don't miss a visit to Grabrodretorv. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, explore the world behind art at Davids Samling (The David Collection), then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Las Murallas de Avila and Alcazar of Segovia. Catedral de Segovia and Puerta del Alcazar will appeal to history buffs. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to La Iglesia de San Nicolas (in Segovia) and Catedral de Avila (in Avila). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip tool.

Getting from Copenhagen to Madrid by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ciutat Vella and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Change things up with a short trip to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and explore the galleries of Casa Vicens.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel planning app.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get in touch with nature at Cap Ferrat Diving and Tete de Chien. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and The Church of Èze. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Mala Beach Coastal Path in Cap d'Ail, approximately Cap d'Ail away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise, and cruise along La Pointe de Saint Hospice.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then take a stroll through Dorsoduro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice day trip planning site.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in Venice reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Srebreno Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 1 night

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, then contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then contemplate the long history of Vijećnica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sarajevo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in August since evenings lows in Sarajevo dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.
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Kotor, Montenegro — 1 night

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
On the 10th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Kotor City Walls & Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Blažena Ozana, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery and Church of St. Clare.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kotor online road trip planner.

Drive from Sarajevo to Kotor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarajevo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Kotor: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saranda.
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Saranda, Albania — 1 night

A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Saint Michael and then step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saranda trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Saranda takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kotor in August, Saranda is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You'll set off for Athens on the 12th (Sat).
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Athens, Greece — 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archea Korinthos and Erechtheion. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth) and Lake Vouliagmeni (in Vouliagmeni). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, stop by Plaka, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens day trip planning site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Saranda to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Saranda in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Faroe Islands travel guide

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Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.
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Montenegro travel guide

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Historic Sites · Beaches · Bodies of Water
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.
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Albania travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Military Museums
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.
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