57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Oslo, Norway
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Warsaw, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
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Oia, Greece
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Turin, Italy
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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La Condamine, Monaco
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, don't miss a visit to St. Alban's Church, explore the galleries of Amalienborg, step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amager Strandpark, and finally look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Copenhagen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In December, Copenhagen is colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Christiansborg Slot ©
Government Building
Christiansborg Slot
4.5
Our Saviour's Church ©
Religious Site
Our Saviour's Church
4.6
Nyhavn ©
Historic Walking Area
Nyhavn
4.5

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Langholmen, then see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, then see the interesting displays at Skansen, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Taby Centrum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, head off the coast to Sodermalm, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Skogskyrkogarden, then see the interesting displays at Royal Armory, and finally explore the galleries of Royal Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip app.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Skansen ©
Specialty Museum
Skansen
4.1
Royal Palace ©
Castle
Royal Palace
4.2
ABBA The Museum ©
Specialty Museum
ABBA The Museum
4.2

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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), stop by Mathallen Oslo, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, then contemplate the long history of Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, then visit Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, then contemplate the long history of Det Kongelige Slott, and finally sample the fine beverages at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planning website.

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in December, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (8°C), and nights are little chillier (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glasgow Green and Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Discover out-of-the-way places like Buchanan Street and Merchant City. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, see the interesting displays at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, explore the world behind art at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Clydeside Distillery.

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You can fly from Oslo to Glasgow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Oslo to Glasgow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in December since evenings lows in Glasgow dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts, hunt for treasures at George's Street Arcade, take a stroll through Grafton Street, then kick back and relax at Shankill Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Gerard Byrne Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, then take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Guinness Storehouse ©
Specialty Museum
Guinness Storehouse
4.1
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

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 Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey. Visit Houses of Parliament and Somerset House for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Houses of Parliament ©
Government Building
Houses of Parliament
4.7
Westminster ©
World heritage site
Westminster
4.7
Wallace Collection ©
Art Museum
Wallace Collection
4.7

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Le Marais, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Montmartre ©
Neighborhood
Montmartre
4.4

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the activities along Herengracht, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, browse for treasures at Tertius Collection, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, then raise your glass at Brouwerij 't IJ, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at De Beurspassage.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder app.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Anne Frank House ©
History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
The Jordaan ©
Neighborhood
The Jordaan
4.7

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Potsdam's Gardens and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at East Side Gallery and Potsdamer Platz. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Neues Palais, Sanssouci Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, visit Mitte, and appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule).

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
East Side Gallery ©
Historic Site
East Side Gallery
4.4

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Warsaw, Poland

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Head to Nowy Swiat and Westfield Arkadia Shopping Mallfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Copernicus Science Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warsaw: Municipal Beach (in Nieporet) and Beach City Serock (in Serock). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, examine the collection at Photoplasticon, explore the galleries of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Warsaw online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Warsaw sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
World heritage site
Old Town
4.6
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Military Museum
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
4.5

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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 26th (Sat): make a trip to Church of Saint Ludmila. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Vysehrad Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Warsaw to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
Religious Site
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.7
Staromestske namesti ©
World heritage site
Staromestske namesti
4.8

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, visit Historic Center of Vienna, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the striking features of Kirche am Steinhof, and finally admire the striking features of Cafe Gloriette.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna travel route planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, steep yourself in history at Citadel, see the interesting displays at Holocaust Memorial Center, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, take a stroll through Vaci Street, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, then stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, and finally admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online vacation planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip
Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) and Old Town. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arena Centar and Break Time. Explore Zagreb's surroundings by going to Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina), Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan) and Varazdinska Katedrala Uznesenja Blazene Djevice Marije Na Nebo (in Varazdin). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, examine the collection at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zagreb journey planner.

Drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zagreb

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, then wander the streets of Anafiotika, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally stroll through Areopagus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and finally visit Plaka.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens online road trip planner.

Getting from Zagreb to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Athens. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in January, with highs in Athens at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Acropolis of Athens ©
World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
4.7
Plaka ©
Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

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Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at Cultural Village, kick back and relax at Red Beach, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then deepen your understanding at MATI Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Castle of St Nicholas, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Church, then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oia vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Oia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Oia are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Sunset in Oia ©
Landmark
Sunset in Oia
4.1
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
4.7

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip app.

You can fly from Oia to Rome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oia in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Roman Forum ©
Must see
Roman Forum
4.7

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Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in January, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Cannaregio ©
Neighborhood
Cannaregio
4.8
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zoological Museum, stop by Confiserie Sprungli, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Old Town, wander the streets of Niederdorf, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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Zoological Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Zoological Museum
4.7
Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6

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Turin, Italy

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Musei Reali, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, then explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, then wander the streets of Quadrilatero Romano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Antichita, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, have fun and explore at Palazzo Barolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo del Carcere Le Nuove.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turin day trip planning site.

You can fly from Zurich to Turin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Turin, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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Musei Reali ©
Art Museum
Musei Reali
4.6
Museo Egizio ©
Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6
Palazzo Reale ©
Architectural Building
Palazzo Reale
4.5

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church, appreciate the history behind Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, browse the different shops at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, then play a few rounds at Monte Carlo Country Club, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Marché de la Condamine.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in January; daily highs in Monte-Carlo reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

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Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Casino Square ©
Historic Walking Area
Casino Square
4.4
Saint Charles Church ©
Religious Site
Saint Charles Church
4.6

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La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the striking features of Place du Palais, make a trip to Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue, pause for some photo ops at Grimaldi Statue, see the interesting displays at Stamps and Money Museum, then don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace, and finally Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the La Condamine trip planning app.

La Condamine is very close to Monte-Carlo. In January, daily temperatures in La Condamine can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of La Barceloneta, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, head outdoors with Bunker del Carmel, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, wander the streets of El Born, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from La Condamine to Barcelona by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
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El Born ©
Neighborhood
El Born
4.7
El Barri Gòtic ©
Neighborhood
El Barri Gòtic
4.7

2
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, wander the streets of La Latina, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at EXIT Madrid, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then take an in-depth tour of Naval Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
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Picnic Madrid ©
Must see
Picnic Madrid
4.6
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5
Plaza Mayor ©
Historic Site
Plaza Mayor
3.9

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 24th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, shop like a local with Rua Augusta, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally browse the different shops at Centro Colombo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, then wander the streets of Rossio Square, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Rua Augusta ©
Neighborhood
Rua Augusta
4.1
Alfama ©
Neighborhood
Alfama
4.6
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5

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