53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in February, you will find days in Rome are little chillier (16°C), and nights are colder (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Duomo di Siena, Balloon Rides, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in February, with highs in Milan at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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 Piazza San Marco and Chiesa degli Eremitani. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kazinczy utcai Zsinagóga, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, Budapest is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, and take an in-depth tour of Neue Burg.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna journey planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online trip builder.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Book Burning Memorial at Bebelplatz. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Hamburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg, view the masterpieces at Red Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Spas (in Haarlem) and Food Tours (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westerkerk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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.
Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, race across the water with a speed boat tour, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, don't miss a visit to Calton Hill, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh visit website.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Adventure