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 Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Norte and Praia da Nazare. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Praia de Carcavelos (in Carcavelos) and Sintra (Praia da ursa & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, shop like a local with A Arte da Terra, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · 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 El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. 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 (Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, stop by Real Fabrica, wander the streets of Gran Via, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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 catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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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 Vatican Museums. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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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 Rijksmuseum. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zandmotor, &more), Bloemendaal Beach (in Bloemendaal) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of Leidseplein, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 Topography of Terror capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Drachenberg. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Urban Nation, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly 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 Adrien Kavachninafor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

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 St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Tate Modern capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Gallery at The Guild (in Chipping Campden) and Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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