48 days in Europe Itinerary

48 days in Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Como, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Darwin, Australia

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Get some historical perspective at Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park and Cathedral of the Assumption. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, admire the masterpieces at Croatian Museum of Naive Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zagreb journey planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Zagreb Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Appreciate the collections at Castello Sforzesco and Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Zoate Golf Club (in Tribiano), Cantine Cavallotti (in Bubbiano) and Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Brunate). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, wander the streets of Via Lincoln, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna dell'Aiuto, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan vacation builder tool .

Fly from Zagreb to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Wineries Golf

Side Trips

Santuario Madonna dell'Aiuto, Cantine Cavallotti, Ricci Curbastro Franciacorta, Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, Zoate Golf Club
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

5
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Visit Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa Carlotta and Chiosco Villa Carlotta. Venture out of the city with trips to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo), Chiesa dei S.S. Martiri (in Arona) and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and explore the galleries of i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Como trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Como are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Bellagio, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, then admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Le Tour de l'Horloge.

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You can fly from Como to Aix-en-Provence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Massena Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice visit site .

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Carrer Montcada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and then examine the collection at National Tile Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

14
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.
Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Dublin Castle and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney), Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy) and Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get lost in a book at Chester Beatty Library.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dublin holiday app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in April; daily highs in Dublin reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballymoney Beach, Ballinoulart Beach, Malahide Castle, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mercat Cross, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh journey app .

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

10
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook), Chastleton House and Garden (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Spend the 5th (Tue) on the rails with a train tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn about all things military at Imperial War Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our London tour planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St Mary's Church, Cotswolds Distillery, Chastleton House and Garden
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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