49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Avenida da Liberdade will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Norte and Praia de Carcavelos. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Praia da Nazare (in Nazare) and Sintra (Praia da ursa & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon travel planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Madrid, Spain

— 7 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Prado National Museum and Casco Historico de Toledo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Church of Santo Tomé, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, stop by Real Fabrica, take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid route maker site.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Rome by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), The Hague (Zandmotor & Gallery Helder) and Bloemendaal Beach (in Bloemendaal). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and visit De 9 Straatjes.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:

Berlin, Germany

— 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Kathe Kollwitz Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Spree. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Paris, France

— 7 nights

City of Light

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.
Head to Le Marais and Shakespeare and Company Bookstorefor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, visit Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom

— 7 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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and The Gallery at The Guild capture your imagination. Take a break from London with a short trip to Feldon Valley in Lower Brailes, about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London visit planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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