52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + train:  27​h
1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
12
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  8​h
13
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Merseyside Maritime Museum and World Museum. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, take a stroll through Lark Lane, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Liverpool is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Liverpool is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Liverpool are colder (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
World Museum ©
World Museum
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and The British Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take a stroll through South Bank.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London itinerary builder app .

Getting from Liverpool to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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.
Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner .

You can drive from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, shop like a local with Leidseplein, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Find out how to plan Berlin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Stroeget, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Krakow itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, Krakow is little chillier at night with lows of -5°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prague Castle and StaromEstske namEsti. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and contemplate the long history of Prasna brana.

You can plan Prague trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest online route planner .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 3rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Caldera Sculpture, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Salzburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schachmuseum and Altstadt Luzern. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. February in Lucerne sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Schachmuseum ©
Schachmuseum

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, travel the rails with Gornergrat, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then look for gifts at Laderach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

Transportation Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Paris by train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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