52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Brussels, Belgium
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Saviour's Church and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Rosenborg Castle and Stroeget are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Christiansborg Slot, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, explore the galleries of National Museum of Denmark, and make a trip to Grabrodretorv.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Copenhagen. In June, Copenhagen is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Vitus Cathedral and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Hradcany, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunner Gardens and Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Head to Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Streetfor some retail therapy. Visit St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Liberty Statue for their historical value. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Areas of Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. Explore hidden gems such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul visit planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Athens at 86°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Roman Forum and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and stop by Trastevere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Barcelona Cathedral and Ciutat Vella are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach. Step out of Barcelona to go to Lloret de Mar and see Parish Church of Sant Roma, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by El Born, get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Vieille Ville and Promenade Le Corbusier for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colline du Chateau overlook and San Peyre. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Menton (Cemetery of the Old Chateau & Basilica St. Michel), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, wander the streets of Place Rossetti, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur.

Start your trip to Nice by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, wander the streets of Niederdorf, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Zurich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

4
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Essex Farm Cemetery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Pierre Marcolini. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Martin's Cathedral, Saint George's Memorial Church, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online journey planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Paris, France

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sainte-Chapelle and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Grand Canal & The Trianons & The Hamlet). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Wallace Collection. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Westminster, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods