55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Iasi, Romania
— 3 nights
3
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 2 nights
4
Sibiu, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Capitoline Museums, and admire the local landmark of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iasi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Iasi, Romania

Iasi
Iași is the largest city in eastern Romania and the seat of Iași County. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Iasi road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rome to Iasi. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Iasi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toCluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Iasi

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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2
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cluj-Napoca trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Iasi to Cluj-Napoca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Sibiu.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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3
nights
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sibiu road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Sibiu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Sibiu can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Prague.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem and then contemplate the long history of Old Town Square. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prague route app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sibiu to Prague takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sibiu in December, Prague is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Verzetsmuseum. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Amsterdam Maritime History Museum, take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes, and stroll through Natura Artis Magistra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam tour itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres and Paris Plage. Let the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Sacre Coeur Cathedral, and make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Brighton Beach and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Step out of London with an excursion to North Laine in Brighton--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, shop like a local with Harrods, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 29th (Sun), shop like a local with Peter Cox Photography and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Killarney trip maker app .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from London to Killarney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Museums
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

4
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Carol Cronin Gallery and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Slea Head Drive. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Bridges of Ross (in Kilkee), Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha) and Cahersiveen (Leacanabuaile Fort, Cahergall Fort, & more). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and contemplate the long history of Riasc.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle route maker app .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Bridges of Ross, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive, Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Cahergall Fort ©
Cahergall Fort

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Arklow Golf Links and Portmarnock Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Wicklow Mountains National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stop by DESIGNYARD, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planner .

Getting from Dingle to Dublin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Arklow Golf Links, Portmarnock Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as La Fageda d'en Jorda and La Boqueria. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Fenals Beach in Lloret de Mar--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Park Güell, examine the collection at Picasso Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning app .

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, La Fageda d'en Jorda
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Explore hidden gems such as Chorrera de los Litueros and Mercado San Miguel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Jacinta & Maria Chocolates, Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, & more). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Madrid at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Chorrera de los Litueros
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo de S. Jorge. Head to Chiado and Time Out Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Praia da ursa, Castle of the Moors, & more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, stop by Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Lisbon reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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