51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Raleigh, United States
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 31 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  13 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Raleigh, United States

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardin des Tuileries and Île de la Cité. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Raleigh, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Raleigh in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cambridge.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

31
nights
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lincoln Cathedral and Oxburgh Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Cambridge side-trips: Norwich (Elm Hill, Norwich Cathedral, &more), Catanger Llamas (in Towcester) and Audley End House and Gardens (in Saffron Walden). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bletchley Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Anglesey Abbey, contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam, and admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cambridge vacation planner.

Take a train from Paris to Cambridge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Cambridge, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Cambridge hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Budapest.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Norwich, King's Lynn, Southwold, Colchester, Fakenham
Highlights from your plan
Icarus Falconry ©
Icarus Falconry
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral
Bletchley Park ©
Bletchley Park

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Budapest Pinball Museum and Statue of St Stephen. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to 3d Gallery Budapest, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cambridge to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cambridge to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cambridge in July, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spanish Synagogue. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost in Terezin, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Prague road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Budapest in August, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Frauenkirche Dresden and Procession of Princes. Take a break from Dresden with a short trip to Basteigebiet in Lohmen, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dresden day trip site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Dresden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basteigebiet
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Bruehlsche Terrasse ©
Bruehlsche Terrasse

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and then raise your glass at Brouwerij 't IJ. On the next day, browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Dresden to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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