53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Canvas, and stop by Gallery Demeter.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Athens, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in June, things will get slightly colder in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and take a stroll through Via Condotti.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Passeig de Gracia and Cellarer. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, stroll around Parc Guell, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour builder site.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quinta da Regaleira and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo, take a tour by water with Lisbon by Boat, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online travel route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in June since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Geneva, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Geneva and Creux du Van. Appreciate the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Gruyeres Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Verbier (Ski Service, Vinabagnes, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geneva planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Geneva by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Geneva hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 7 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris travel route planning app.

Take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to MokumBoat and Leemstar. Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, visit The Jordaan, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and walk around Vondelpark.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 6 nights

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 historical perspective at Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, contemplate the long history of Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Vienna, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 nights

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 Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Koller Galleryfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at City Park Városliget and Sas Hill Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online road trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums