49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: San Francisco, United States

7
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, see Off-Road Tours, and admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In June, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerið, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 17:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Go With The Flow - River Adventures) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around Phoenix Park, and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Dublin in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin route planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Walking tours

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip website .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Interlaken (Hohematte Park & Parasailing & Paragliding). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour app .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Aare River
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo, Battistero di San Giovanni, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planner .

Getting from Zurich to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Florence at 86°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rome using our trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, see the interesting displays at Museum of Senses Split, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Split holiday builder .

Getting from Rome to Split by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Church Of St. Roch
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Cavtat to see Cavtat Old Town about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, take a stroll through Old Town, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island

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