48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 8 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Visit Cathedral of St Peter's and Old Town for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Munich Residenz and Kunsthalle Munich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Regensburg (Basilika St. Emmeram & Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munich online sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Munich is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Munich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Regensburg
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NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen ©
NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Castle Hill). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Helsinki by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Helsinki. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kon-Tiki Museum and 22 July Centre. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oslomarka, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Well, get engrossed in the history at Baerums Verk, and engage your brain at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo day trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Baerums Verk, Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution, The Well
Highlights from your plan
Baerums Verk ©
Baerums Verk
National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet ©
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

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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.
Head to Grafton Street and O'Connell Streetfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly) and Old Kilbeggan Distillery (in Kilbeggan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and steep yourself in history at 14 Henrietta Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin day trip app.

You can fly from Oslo to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dublin, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Leeds.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Clonmacnoise, Old Kilbeggan Distillery
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

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Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saltaire Village and Kirkstall Abbey. Head to Fabrication Crafts and Trinity Leedsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeds: The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints (in Chesterfield), Rufford Abbey Country Park (in Ollerton) and Bolsover Castle (in Bolsover). And it doesn't end there: walk around Temple Newsam, contemplate the long history of Abbey House Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the galleries of Thackray Medical Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leeds trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Leeds takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bradford, Keighley, The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Bolsover Castle
Highlights from your plan
Abbey House Museum ©
Abbey House Museum
Saltaire Village ©
Saltaire Village
Bolsover Castle ©
Bolsover Castle

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 23rd (Thu), wander the streets of York Shambles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then admire the striking features of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, then examine the collection at Fairfax House, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen York, then pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church Beverley.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip maker website.

You can drive from Leeds to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Beverley
Highlights from your plan
Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster
St. Mary's Church Beverley ©
St. Mary's Church Beverley
Fairfax House
Fairfax House

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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 explore and learn at Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of London and Sir John Soane's Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey) and Polesden Lacey (in Great Bookham). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and stroll the grounds of Highgate Cemetery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hampton Court Palace, Polesden Lacey
Highlights from your plan
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo. Do your shopping at Rua Augusta and Centro Colombo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from London to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

National Coach Museum
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
National Coach Museum ©
National Coach Museum

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Capela das Almas and Santuario de Santa Luzia will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paco dos Duques de Braganca and Torre dos Clerigos. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Braga (Sameiro Sanctuary, Museu da Imagem, &more), Guimaraes (Guimaraes Castle, Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, &more) and Viana do Castelo (Antigos Pacos do Concelho, Santa Casa Da Misericórdia De Viana Do Castelo, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and pick up some local products at Mercado Bom Sucesso.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Porto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Braga, Guimaraes, Viana do Castelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, NorteShopping
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Iglesia de San Andres, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip app.

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo ©
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
On the 15th (Sat), get curious at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at FC Bayern Museum, and then look for gifts at Oberpollinger.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Munich takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
FC Bayern Museum ©
FC Bayern Museum
Oberpollinger ©
Oberpollinger

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