50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  5​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
14
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the next day, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Reykjavik is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Reykjavik at 55°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums
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Aurora Reykjavik ©
Aurora Reykjavik

1
night
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

5
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.
Wild Rover Tours has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Kilkenny Castle) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Dublin takes 5 hours. When traveling from Akureyri 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour itinerary maker website .

You can 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. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
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.
Take a break from London with a short trip to Stonehenge in Amesbury, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

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Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, and then find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from London to Cologne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Cologne. In June, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

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: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Munich is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich road trip planning website .

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 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 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Parasailing & Paragliding, Aare River
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Roman Columns (in Nyon), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Castle of Gruyeres (in Gruyeres). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, make a trip to The Flower Clock, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geneva sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Roman Columns, Chateau de Chillon
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Loggetta del Sansovino, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in July; daily highs in Venice reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Campo
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Step out of Amalfi with an excursion to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and make a trip to Villa Rufolo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Amalfi to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Transportation Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Speed Boats Tours
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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