54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
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Hannover, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aschau im Zillertal, Austria
— 7 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vis, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Chania, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights

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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.
On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Arnhem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II.
Hoge Veluwe National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Arnhem trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Arnhem in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Arnhem sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Arnhem

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hannover, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hannover trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Arnhem to Hannover in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hannover are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Reichstag Building, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hannover to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Regensburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites

Regensburg, Germany

— 1 night
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
You've now added Herzogspark to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Regensburg driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Regensburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munich trip builder.

Getting from Regensburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Munich sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aschau im Zillertal.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Aschau im Zillertal, Austria

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aschau im Zillertal: Hexenwasser (in Soll), Achensee (in Maurach) and Pertisau (Karwendel Bergbahn & Vitalberg - Steinol Museum).

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aschau im Zillertal trip planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Aschau im Zillertal by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Aschau im Zillertal

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Step out of Innsbruck with an excursion to Kaltwassersee in Seefeld in Tirol--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Aschau im Zillertal to Innsbruck by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online visit planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in September; daily highs in Venice reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Amalfi, Italy

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, make a trip to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Rome in October, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Italy

— 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pompeii: Salerno (Giardino della Minerva, Duomo di Salerno, &more), Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco (in Cetara) and Sorrento (Piazza Tasso & Food Tours). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and make a trip to Forum Baths.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in October, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Pompeii. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Caracciolo. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

Plan trip to Naples with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Pompeii. In October in Naples, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vis.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vis, Croatia

— 3 nights
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hum, then Head underground at Green Cave, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Eta atelier, view the masterpieces at Bavul art, then kick back and relax at Stiniva Cove, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Vis Walking Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vis trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Naples to Vis in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vis

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip planner.

Drive from Vis to Athens in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vis to Athens due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chania.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chania, Greece

— 2 nights
Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. On the 18th (Mon), stop by Callista and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalyves Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chania travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Athens to Chania in 9.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Rethymnon, Greece

— 2 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 20th (Wed), stop by Olive Wood Traditional Workshop, make a trip to Monastery of Arkadi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, and then wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon vacation planner.

Getting from Chania to Rethymnon by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Greece

— 3 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Step out of Heraklion with an excursion to Matala beach in Matala--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Heraklion in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Island of Vis travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Caves
Just off Croatia's coast, Island of Vis remains best known for the eponymous town, where you'll be able to see ancient city walls and a public bath from the Roman times. A fortress on the island houses an archaeological museum, with some items from the 4th century BCE. Another top attraction on Island of Vis is a Catholic church on a small peninsula, erected over an ancient theater from the Roman era.

Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.