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How to Nail the Ultimate European Road Trip

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by Katie Scott Aiton Aug 18, 2017

Data analyst, Randal Olson, has put together an itinerary that allows for the ultimate European road trip. Based on Business Insider’s “50 places in Europe you need to visit in your lifetime“, the 16,287 mile-long journey will take a few months and a bit of coin. Personally, I think this route is tops; it hits some of Europe’s most beautiful spots. From classic cities to gorgeous coastlines, here’s a full list of all the stops Olson included as well as a map of the entire trip.



1. Innsbruck, Austria

2. Munich, Germany

Frauenkirche and town hall at the Marienplatz in Munich, Germany

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3. Pag, Croatia

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4. Venice, Italy

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5. Tuscany, Italy


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6. Florence, Italy

Cityscape in Florence, Italy

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7. Rome, Italy

Trevi Fountain

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8. Vatican City


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9. Amalfi, Italy

road along amalfi coast

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10. Gozo, Malta

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11. Dubrovnik, Croatia

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12. Santorini, Thira, Greece

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13. Rila Monastery, Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

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14. Istanbul, Turkey

Touristic sightseeing ships in Golden Horn bay of Istanbul and mosque with Sultanahmet district against blue sky and clouds. Istanbul, Turkey during sunny summer day.

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15. Sighisoara, Mures County, Romania

Sighisoara, medieval town of Transylvania, Romania

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16. Budapest, Hungary

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17. Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

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18. Prague, Czech Republic

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19. Krakow, Poland


20. Jägala Waterfall, 74205 Harjumaa, Estonia

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21. Lapland, Finland


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22. ICEBAR, Marknadsvägen, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

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23. Bergen, Norway

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24. Copenhagen, Denmark

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25. Berlin, Germany

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26. Amsterdam, Netherlands

tulip beds in front of amsterdam sign

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27. Keukenhof, Stationsweg, Lisse, Netherlands

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28. Edinburgh, Scotland

edinburgh, scotland from Calton Hill

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29. Inverness, Scotland

31. Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland

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32. Cornwall, England

Beautiful landscape in Cornwall, England, one of the six Celtic nations in the world.

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33. Stonehenge, Amesbury, England

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34. London, England

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35. Brussels, Belgium

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36. Paris, France

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37. Pamplona, Spain

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38. Lagos, Portugal

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39. Granada, Spain

Ancient arabic fortress Alhambra at the beautiful evening time, Granada, Spain

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40. Ibiza, Spain

Sunset in Cala Benirras, Ibiza

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41. Barcelona, Spain

park guell in Barcelona Spain

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43. Nice, France

Aerial view of Place Massena square with red buildings and fountain in Nice, France

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44. Monte Carlo, Monaco

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45. Interlaken, Switzerland

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