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

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 Maria Theresia Denkmal. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online sightseeing planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Vienna, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Vienna to be colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time 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

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 St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Salzburg Cathedral and Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary will appeal to history buffs. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Hallstatt (Parish of the Assumption & Hallstatt Lutheran Church). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the ancient world of Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Blasius Church, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

Make your Salzburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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

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 Frauenkirche. Get some cultural insight at Deutsches Museum and Munich Residenz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Nuremberg (Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House) & Schlayerturm). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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

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. Petri zu Lubeck will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Alter Elbtunnel and CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Lubecker Weihnachtsmarkt & Lubeck Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Rathausmarkt, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Hamburg History, contemplate the long history of St Nikolai Memorial, and see the interesting displays at 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

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 Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Classic Remise Berlin and Room Escape Games. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace & Neues Palais). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, stop by Potsdamer Platz, and get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin route planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 St. Columb's Cathedral. 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. 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 Titanic Belfast. Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic). Step out of Belfast with an excursion to Basil Sheils in Tassagh--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the exciting artwork at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich, stop by Carrolls Irish Gift, and contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Belfast day trip website.

Getting from Portrush to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Belfast are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can 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 Muckross Abbey. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Irish Whiskey Experience. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along Torc Mountain Walk, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company.

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

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 Guinness Storehouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate 14 Henrietta Street and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. 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: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online tour planner.

You can fly from Killarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Killarney in December since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Austria travel guide

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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

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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

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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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