52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Venice to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

Discover how to plan a Lisbon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get engrossed in the history at Dublin Castle, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London trip website .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris visit planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

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

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planning site .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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