49 days in Western Europe Itinerary

49 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 7 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Portrush, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 6 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ringstrasse and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, explore the engaging exhibits at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna attractions planning site.

Brisbane, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Vienna reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 29th (Tue), engage your brain at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter, see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then take in the views from Innbrucke, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Wilten, then examine the collection at Tirol Panorama, and finally make a trip to Innsbruck Hbf.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Innsbruck attractions planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter) and Salzburg Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Hallstatt (Parish of the Assumption, Hallstatt Lutheran Church, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church).

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 7 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Lorenz Church and St. Peter's Church. Get some cultural insight at Deutsches Museum and Alte Pinakothek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Nuremberg (Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House), Frauenkirche, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anna Damenstiftskirche.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip maker tool.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Speicherstadt and St Nikolai Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Alter Elbtunnel and St. Petri zu Lubeck. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Lubecker Weihnachtsmarkt & Lubeck Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Hamburg History, and don't miss a visit to U-Bootmuseum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg road trip website.

Getting from Munich to Hamburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamburg, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Classic Remise Berlin and Palace of Tears. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Neues Palais). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the striking features of Deutsches Historisches Museum, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Portrush.
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Portrush, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Step off the beaten path and head to Dunluce Castle and First Derry Presbyterian Church. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Free Derry and Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portrush: Derry (Hands Across the Divide Monument, The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, &more). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at East Strand.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portrush trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Portrush by car takes about 22 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Portrush is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Portrush are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 3 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get some cultural insight at Ulster Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic). Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Basil Sheils. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your bearings at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich, take an in-depth tour of Cultra Manor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Malachy's Church.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planning website.

Drive from Portrush to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography. Get some historical perspective at Muckross Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along Torc Mountain Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney vacation website.

You can drive from Belfast to Killarney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 7 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Wicklow Mountains National Park and 14 Henrietta Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Dublinia. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Trim Castle (in Trim), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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Getting from Killarney to Dublin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Killarney in December since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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