47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Calais, France
— 3 nights
train + Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Canterbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
9
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Tenby, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Carlisle, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
16
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

5
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Dusseldorf is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at LaserZone LaserTag, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, take a stroll through Konigsallee, and see the interesting displays at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf trip maker website .

Adelaide, Australia to Dusseldorf is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Central European Time is minus 8 hours. In May in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Wildpark Grafenberg ©
Wildpark Grafenberg
Oberkassel ©
Oberkassel
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, stroll around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Dam Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Atomium, take a stroll through Place St. Gery, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take a stroll through Lower Town.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Brussels tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Place St. Gery ©
Place St. Gery
Lower Town ©
Lower Town
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Beguinage (Begijnhof), then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to Burg Square.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bruges vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Calais.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
nights
Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monument Yvonne et Charles De Gaulle. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Place d'Armes, contemplate the long history of Calais Town Hall, then kick back and relax at Calais Beach, and finally look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

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You can drive from Bruges to Calais in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canterbury.

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Shopping Beaches
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach
Les Baraques Military Cemetery ©
Les Baraques Military Cemetery

2
nights
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): meet the residents at Howletts Wild Animal Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer, then steep yourself in history at Eastbridge Hospital, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Canterbury Jewellers and Pawnbrokers, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the masterpieces at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, then examine the collection at The Canterbury Tales, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Canterbury trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of train and car from Calais to Canterbury in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calais to Canterbury due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tonbridge.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Howletts Wild Animal Park ©
Howletts Wild Animal Park
Eastbridge Hospital ©
Eastbridge Hospital
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Tonbridge, United Kingdom

Tonbridge ©
Tonbridge is a market town in the English county of Kent, with a population of 40,356 in 2015. Tonbridge is known for parks, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Greensand Ridge Distillery, make a trip to St Peter & St Paul, take in nature's colorful creations at Broadview Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at Clip 'n Climb.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tonbridge trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Canterbury to Tonbridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tonbridge are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Tonbridge

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Haysden Country Park ©
Haysden Country Park
Greensand Ridge Distillery ©
Greensand Ridge Distillery
Hadlow Tower ©
Hadlow Tower

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Big Ben. On your second day here, wander the streets of Chiswick, contemplate the long history of Hampstead, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Southwark.

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You can drive from Tonbridge to London in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Southwark ©
Southwark
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Chiswick ©
Chiswick

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: gain interesting insight with Oxford Castle & Prison, engage your brain at Museum of the History of Science, admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, then gain insight at University of Oxford, and finally don't miss a visit to Bridge of Sighs.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Oxford planner .

Traveling by train from London to Oxford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Oxford are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Walking tours

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Bath is known for museums, historic sites, spas, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT).

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bath online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tenby.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

3
nights
Tenby, United Kingdom

Tenby ©
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and the name for the local government community of Tenby.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. Tenby is known for zoos & aquariums, golf, beaches, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Castle Beach, stop by The Cranny, contemplate the long history of Tudor Merchant's House, and don't miss a visit to Tenby Lifeboat Station.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tenby trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Bath to Tenby by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Tenby sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Tenby

Outdoors Parks Golf
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Castle Beach ©
Castle Beach
Tudor Merchant's House ©
Tudor Merchant's House
Tenby Lifeboat Station ©
Tenby Lifeboat Station

2
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 30th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Nature in Art, then see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Mariners Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, and then learn about winemaking at Three Choirs Vineyard.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Tenby to Gloucester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gloucester are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Gloucester

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum
Three Choirs Vineyard ©
Three Choirs Vineyard
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at York Castle Museum and then get your game on at The York Dungeon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our York online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Gloucester to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gloucester in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in York. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

5
nights
Carlisle, United Kingdom

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Carlisle is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre, get your game on at Energi Trampoline Park, see the interesting displays at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, and explore the world behind art at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carlisle attractions tool .

You can drive from York to Carlisle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Carlisle

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Talkin Tarn Park ©
Talkin Tarn Park
Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre ©
Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre
Eden Rock ©
Eden Rock

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, do a tasting at Vino Valentino, and don't miss a visit to Buchanan Street.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow journey planner.

Traveling by train from Carlisle to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlisle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glasgow, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street
Vino Valentino ©
Vino Valentino

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then explore the historical opulence of Fort George, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning tool .

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Duke of Buccleuch.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience

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