50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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London, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train to Rimini FS, Bus to City of San Marino
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London road trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to London is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Billund to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Albert Cuyp Market. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Grote Markt are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester (in Westzaan), Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Nieuwe Kerk, &more) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, don't miss a visit to Leidseplein, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, look for gifts at Altstadt, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, then make a trip to Konigsallee, and finally delve into the distant past at ArcheoPoint. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kaisergarten, contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, then see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, and finally admire the landmark architecture of MedienHafen.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dusseldorf trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Historic Old Town, make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, and then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, then examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and finally stop by Fivve | Store Spa Yoga.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cologne trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Dusseldorf to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cologne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas

Paris, France

— 7 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder.

Traveling by train from Cologne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Basel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral of Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Basel's Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Bern (Barenpark, Mosesbrunnen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Basel itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Basel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Friedhof Fluntern and Markuskirche will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Piazza delle Erbe. Basilica di San Marco and Arena di Verona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more), PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene) and Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 3 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Palazzo Graziani and Museo Pinacoteca San Francesco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guaita and Museo di Stato. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, admire the landmark architecture of Secondo Girone di Mura, examine the collection at Museo Della Totura, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the City of San Marino road trip planning website.

You can drive from Venice to City of San Marino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Fornillo (in Positano) and Museo della Carta (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and make a trip to Terme del Foro.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Naples route planning app.

Getting from City of San Marino to Naples by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and La Bottega degli Orsini. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations (in Soriano nel Cimino). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 6 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Get some historical perspective at San Michele in Foro and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Venture out of the city with trips to Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Pisa (Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Baptistery of St. John, &more) and Genoa (Boccadasse, Museo di Palazzo Reale, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

San Marino travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.