47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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Positano, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Positano, Italy — 6 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Family-friendly places like Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione will thrill your kids. Shop till you drop at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Miniaci Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Chalet de Mar (in Minori). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Positano online attractions planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Positano is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Positano due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: high temperatures in Positano hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Shop till you drop at Pasticceria Biasetto and Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Head to Tostmann Trachten and Residenzgalerie Salzburgfor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Eisriesenwelt (in Werfen), Congress Centrum (in Alpbach) and Achensee (in Maurach). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, and meet the residents at Zoo Salzburg.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg route maker website.

Getting from Venice to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Salzburg to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 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.
Head to Viktualienmarkt and Schack-Galeriefor some retail therapy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like English Garden and Deutsches Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalpfor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Bahnhofstrasse make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Altstadt Luzern, &more), Bern (Central Railroad Station & Aare River) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, and buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Matterhorn and Laderach. Venture out of the city with trips to Gommer Hohenweg (in Bellwald) and Zauberwasser (in Graechen). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, trek along 5 Lakes Walk, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip website.

Drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Caseificio Carena, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mostra Keith Haring, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Milan travel route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 5 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arena di Verona and Fil Good. Do your shopping at Piazza delle Erbe and Via Mazzini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda), Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park (in Tiers) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Mostra Miniature e Presepi, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Verona trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at M.G. Design and Mercato Centrale. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday builder.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Palatine Hill will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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