50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  23 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
12
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Perth, Australia

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona route planning site.

Perth, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Barcelona. When traveling from Perth in March, plan for much colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in March since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Ronda (Paddock Paradise Ronda, Placa A Los Viajeros Romanticos, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in March: high temperatures in Seville hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Hidroespaco (in Faro), Dias de Aromas (in Estoi) and Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha (in Almancil). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Blue Shark, try for a hole-in-one at Adventure Mini Golfe Park, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seville to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lagos, Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha, Mr Frutas, Miradouro do Alto da Arroteia, Dias de Aromas
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Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha ©
Clube Equestre A Palmeirinha
Mr Frutas ©
Mr Frutas
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, visit Alfama, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Liberdade Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Tours Parks
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Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Kriens (Schachmuseum, Sonnenberg, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Zurich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Zurich is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in March, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and then trek along Murmelweg Wanderung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): get great views at Gornergrat and then head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hut.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

4
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online tour planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Venice by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the 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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Battistero di San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome road trip app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia) and Nafplio (Spas & Nauplion Promenade). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Monastiraki, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens visit planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nafplio
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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