50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
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Wieliczka, Poland
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Popular historic sites such as Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Michael's Church and Pfarrkirche St. Jakob Und St. Dionysius. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Schnoor Viertel (in Bremen) and Schwerin (Paulskirche & Schelfkirche). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and catch a concert at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hamburg road trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Hamburg is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Hamburg, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Hamburg to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bamburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Wallace Monument and Cragside House and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker website.

Fly from Hamburg to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gdansk, Poland

— 1 night

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, get a new perspective on nature at Faktoria Cultural Centre (Centrum Kultury Faktoria), and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Jastarnia, and then enjoy the sea views from Gora Szwedow Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gdansk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Gdansk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Gdansk sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka, Poland

— 1 night
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Wieliczka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Wieliczka can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Museums · Historic Sites
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Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Raday Castle. Popular historic sites such as Shoes on the Danube Bank and Liberty Statue are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Wieliczka to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melk Abbey and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). Popular historic sites such as Peterskirche and Schonbrunner Gardens are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lesser Town and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument and Spanish Synagogue. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Hradiste Castle - Museum of Southern Pilsner Region (in Blovice), St. Barbara's Church (Kostel sv. Barbory) (in Pacov) and Church of St Nicholas (in Bor). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lobkowicz Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Chapel, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 5 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cesky Krumlov Castle and Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov. Vimperk Castle and Kostel Svatych Filipa a Jakuba will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cesky Krumlov: Sv Ducha (Church of the Holy Ghost) (in Telc), Nove Hrady (Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nové Hrady, &more) and Keramika Mariz (in Slavonice). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Synagogue, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery, and explore the historical opulence of MEsice Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Cesky Krumlov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Germany

— 1 night
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 25th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, and then admire the striking features of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Hohenschwangau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Shop till you drop at Altstadt Luzern and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Schloss Schwarzenburg. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello (in Giornico). It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Lion Monument and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Winter Sports · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Sherlock Holmes Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Vieille-Ville de Montreux (in Montreux), Chateau d' Allaman (in Allaman) and Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard (in Martigny). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Rue de Bourg, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vullierens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Geneva travel route planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battistero di San Giovanni and Abbazia di San Galgano. Get a sense of the local culture at Torre del Mangia and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Leaning Tower of Pisa), Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena) and Lucca (Piazza Anfiteatro & Le mura di Lucca). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Geneva in November, with highs in Florence at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Get some historical perspective at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Chiesa di Santo Stefano) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.