48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Swindon, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Praia da ursa about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, visit Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning website.

Getting from Rome to Lisbon by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. Explore London's surroundings by going to East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Swindon.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Swindon, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Swindon is a large town, in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35mi to the west and Reading, 35mi to the east. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Cotswold Range and Walks With Hawks. Get out of town with these interesting Swindon side-trips: Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power), Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Swindon trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Swindon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Swindon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Manchester.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Family-friendly places like Kinder Scout and Stanage Edge will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen), Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir and take an exotic tour of Sidecar Safari Peak District- Day Tours.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Swindon to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Manchester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Ambleside, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Derwentwater. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Kandoo Adventures). The adventure continues: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Man of Coniston.

Plan my day in Ambleside using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Manchester to Ambleside in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Steall Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Glencoe & Dalness (in Glencoe). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, hike along Glencoe Lochan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and get engrossed in the history at Lochaber Archive Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Fort William takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.
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Aviemore, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Bring the kids along to Loch Morlich and River Rafting & Tubing. Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, stroll through Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore travel route planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Aviemore are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 4 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Family-friendly places like Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oslo route builder website.

Fly from Edinburgh to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Oslo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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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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