50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
2
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
8
Sinaia, Romania
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
13
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Kansas City, United States

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Wallace Monument and Rosslyn Chapel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Glasgow (Buchanan Street, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, & more), Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Falkirk (The Kelpies & Falkirk Wheel). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip website .

Kansas City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Kansas City in September, plan for cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around 62°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

6
nights
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Escaldes-Engordany ©
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Appreciate the collections at Centro de Naturaleza de la Cortinada and Perfume Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Sant Roc de Sornas and Centro Historico. Explore Escaldes-Engordany's surroundings by going to Esglesia de Sant Pere del Serrat (in El Serrat) and Parador Canaro (in Soldeu). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Esteve de Bixessarri, see the interesting displays at Museo del Comic, and steep yourself in history at The Les Bons Historical Complex.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Escaldes-Engordany attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Escaldes-Engordany takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, La Massana, Sant Julia de Loria, Encamp, Sant Joan de Sispony
Highlights from your plan
Parador Canaro ©
Parador Canaro
Sant Jaume de Ransol ©
Sant Jaume de Ransol
Iglesia San Esteve de Bixessarri ©
Iglesia San Esteve de Bixessarri

4
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Casino Square and Prince's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III and Place du Palais. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, enjoy some friendly competition at NiBox, don't miss a visit to Champions Promenade, and pause for some photo ops at Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo sightseeing app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Escaldes-Engordany to Monte-Carlo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Louis II Stadium
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Let the collections at Maranello Rosso Musei and Museo dell'Emigrante capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Guaita and Palazzo Pubblico. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, examine the collection at Il Mondo di Leonardo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Di Montalbo, and browse the exhibits of Palazzo Graziani.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for City of San Marino using our trip planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to City of San Marino in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in City of San Marino when traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Serravalle, Maranello Rosso Musei
Highlights from your plan
Guaita ©
Guaita
Cesta Tower ©
Cesta Tower
Basilica del Santo Marino ©
Basilica del Santo Marino

1
night
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau and then contemplate the long history of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hohenschwangau road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Hohenschwangau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from City of San Marino in October, expect Hohenschwangau to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Vaduz.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

4
nights
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vaduz Castle and Cathedral of St. Florin. Get some historical perspective at St. Mamerten Kapelle and St. Joseph at Parish Church. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at FIS-Ski-Museum, appreciate the history behind Reclining Woman, make a trip to Burg Gutenberg, and look for all kinds of wild species at Galina Falcon Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaduz journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Hohenschwangau to Vaduz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Vaduz

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Malbun, St. Joseph at Parish Church, St. Mamerten Kapelle, Burg Gutenberg
Highlights from your plan
Galina Falcon Center ©
Galina Falcon Center
St. Mamerten Kapelle ©
St. Mamerten Kapelle
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Chateau de Chillon and Chateau d' Allaman will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: La Chapelle Balthus (in Rossiniere) and Sherlock Holmes Museum (in Lucens). There's more to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geneva holiday app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Vaduz to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sinaia.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sherlock Holmes Museum, Chateau de Chillon, Chateau d' Allaman, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Sherlock Holmes Museum ©
Sherlock Holmes Museum

1
day
Sinaia, Romania

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sinaia online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geneva to Sinaia. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Sinaia due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

1
night
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Minsk journey maker website .

Explore your travel options from Sinaia to Minsk with the Route module. Traveling from Sinaia to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games Museums Nightlife

4
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trakai Island Castle Museum and Medininkai Castle. Gediminas Castle Tower and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Vilnius side-trips: Trakai (Karaim Ethnographic exhibition, Kenesa, & more), Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology (in Moletai) and Anyksciai (The Historical Complex of Seimyniskeliai Mound & Horse museum). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Vilnius Choral Synagogue and wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Vilnius online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Vilnius are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trakai, Anyksciai, Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology, Medininkai Castle
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

3
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Mersrags Lighthouse and Jaunpils baznica will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riga Town Hall Square and Lielstraupe Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Munchausen’s World Museum (in Dunte), Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica (in Bauska) and Birini Castle (in Birini). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cinevilla and wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Riga trip planner .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Mersrags Lighthouse, Lielstraupe Castle, Cinevilla, Bauskas Sveta Gara Evangeliski Luteriska Baznica, Munchausen’s World Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mersrags Lighthouse ©
Mersrags Lighthouse
Lielstraupe Castle ©
Lielstraupe Castle
Birini Castle ©
Birini Castle

4
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Toompea Hill. Get some historical perspective at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and Koluvere Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Tallinn: Haapsalu (Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church, Lasteraamatukogu, & more), Sargvere Manor (in Paide) and Ungru Manor (in Vaike-Maarja). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kullamaa Church, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Kullamaa, Ungru Manor, Sargvere Manor, Noarootsi Church
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool .

Ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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