56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
14
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
15
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and The Jordaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Canals area (in Utrecht) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker .

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Food Tours

4
nights
Paris, France

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux Bassin and Chateau Royal de Blois. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Reims (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Royal de Blois, Wine Tours & Tastings, Vieux Bassin
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and National Gallery. There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, take a stroll through Greenwich, and walk around Regent's Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip website .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Holyrood Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip site .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Walking tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Beer Tastings & Tours. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Wicklow Mountains National Park in Glendalough Village--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Walking tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Convent of Christ and Alfama. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Obidos Village (in Obidos), Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and go for a walk through Cabo da Roca.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Obidos Village, Parque Natural da Arrabida, Convent of Christ, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Alfama ©
Alfama

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Palacio de Cibeles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Mirador del Valle, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, and test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Mirador del Valle ©
Mirador del Valle

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Born, make a trip to Placa d'Espanya, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Food Tours
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Pieta and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome route app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Piazza del Duomo. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Vitus Cathedral and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: The State Chateau of Hluboká (in Hluboka nad Vltavou) and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in May; daily highs in Prague reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The State Chateau of Hluboká, Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Melk Abbey and State Hall of the Austrian National Library. Venture out of the city with trips to KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen (in Mauthausen) and Maria Taferl (in Maria Taferl). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vienna online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Maria Taferl, KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen, Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and test your team's savvy at E- Exit Escape Game.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder app .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Emirgan Park, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then stroll around Gulhane Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route planner .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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