52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, have fun at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, and play a few rounds at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bath tour itinerary maker tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Bath is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bath

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cirencester, Tetbury, Berkeley, Chipping Sodbury, Malmesbury Market Cross
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd

6
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stratford-upon-Avon: Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks, Cheltenham Racecourse, & more), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Horseback Riding Tours) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Gloucester Narrowboats, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul, trek along Warden's Way, and enjoy some diversion at Cotswold Clay Club.

Before you visit Stratford-upon-Avon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston on Stour, Gloucester, Church of St Peter & St Paul
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

7
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

6
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from London to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

7
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and explore the galleries of Atomium.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner .

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then take in the awesome beauty at Borovets Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Vitosha.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sofia trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Florence to Sofia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Florence to Sofia. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Borovets
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Horseback Riding Tours
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Red Light District, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll through Vondelpark.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Amsterdam attractions planning website .

You can fly from Sofia to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in May, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel 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
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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