50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Buckingham Palace and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and Stonehenge. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Cotswolds Distillery, Feldon Valley, Greystones Farm
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

8
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Caresse de Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Park and National Palace of Pena. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Praia da ursa in Sintra, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and ponder the design of Rossio Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Synagogue of Saint Mary the White. Get in touch with nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and Horse Riding Madrid. Change things up with a short trip to Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and learn about winemaking at Maracuya.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planning website .

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

7
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de La Barceloneta and Plaja de Sant Sebastian. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Mar Bella, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme and V Lounge Beach Club. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bagno Stella Focette and Bagno Pervinca. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marina di Pietrasanta, Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. Venture out of the city with trips to Zandmotor (in The Hague) and Rooms-katholieke Sint Hippolytuskapel (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, make a trip to De Nieuwe Kerk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Florence to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rooms-katholieke Sint Hippolytuskapel, Zandmotor
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visiting Strandbad Muggelsee and Obersee will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Potsdamer Platz. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see The Dresden Zwinger in Dresden, approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Stadtsiegel, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and join in the after-dark buzz at Ed & Fred Nussdepot.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip app .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Dresden Zwinger
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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