52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  10​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
6
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
12
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad, India

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.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, and steep yourself in history at Zeyrek Mosque.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary builder .

Ahmedabad, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Ahmedabad in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and House of Terror Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Budapest. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Appreciate the collections at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Belvedere Palace. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Schonbrunn Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, and have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vienna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katedrala Svateho Vita and Lesser Town. Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, browse the collection at Strahov Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and make a trip to Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia capture your imagination. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Piccadillyfor some retail therapy. Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Venice to Ravello in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Spiaggia di Atrani, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vatican Museums and Pantheon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome travel app .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence online holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Domaine Sainte Marie. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La plage and Plage de Gigaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de Vergeron, & more), Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). There's much more to do: stroll through Plage de Jean Blanc, enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Plage du Lavandou, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres online trip maker .

You can drive from Florence to Hyeres in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Hyeres are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Chateau de Grimaud, Domaine Sainte Marie, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
La plage ©
La plage

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Montmartre, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planning tool .

Fly from Hyeres to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hyeres in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse. For shopping fun, head to National Gallery of Ireland or Grafton Street. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paris to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Curracloe Beach, Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tretyakov's Gallery and MARS Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Russian Museum. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, and admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Dublin to St. Petersburg in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dublin to St. Petersburg. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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