56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and visit Monastiraki.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza del Campo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and visit El Barri Gòtic.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Black Abbey) and Thomastown (Jerpoint Park & Jerpoint Abbey). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in June, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and stroll around Hyde Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin day trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

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

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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