51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
End: Barcelona, Spain

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip website .

Barcelona, Spain to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Zurich is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 Schloss Nymphenburg and Frauenkirche. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munich Residenz and New Pinakothek. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Schloss Hellbrunn and Fortress Hohensalzburg. Appreciate the collections at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Mozarts Geburtshaus. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, and examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

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Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

5
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.
Katedrala Svateho Vita and Prague Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at StaromEstske namEsti and Jewish Museum in Prague. Step out of Prague to go to Karlstejn and see Karlstejn Castle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Strahov Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip app .

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Schonbrunn Palace. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Leopold Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and contemplate the long history of Karlskirche.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vienna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and finally steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. Take a break from Budapest with a short trip to Eger Castle in Eger, about 2 hours away. On the 10th (Sat), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest vacation planner .

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Eger Castle
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius. Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Suloszowa to see Zamek Królewski about 44 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Rakowicki Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Krakow reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zamek Królewski
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, admire the striking features of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Berlin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planning site .

Getting from Krakow to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Madurodam) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online day trip planner .

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Grote Markt
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Step out of London with an excursion to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London route planning tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Museo Cerralbo are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the activities along Retiro Park, explore the world behind art at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning tool .

Getting from London to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Madrid reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Change things up with a short trip to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, and explore the world behind art at Fundacio Joan Miro.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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