54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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54 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  4​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
7
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ringstrasse and Albertina. Popular historic sites such as Peterskirche Wien and Historic Center of Vienna are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Vienna side-trips: Klangturm St. Polten (in Sankt Polten), The Automobile Museum (in Aspang-Markt) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), examine the collection at Leopold Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna trip maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Vienna is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Vienna: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, The Automobile Museum, Klangturm St. Polten
Highlights from your plan
MuseumsQuartier Wien ©
MuseumsQuartier Wien
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Peterskirche Wien ©
Peterskirche Wien

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lambach Abbey and Fortress Hohensalzburg. Visiting Fischis Qualitatsskischule and Radstadt - Altenmarkt will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Burggrabenklamm (in Unterach am Attersee), Schloss Goldegg (in Goldegg am See) and Mythos Gold Tauerngoldausstellung (in Grosskirchheim). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zell Am See, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Burggrabenklamm, Radstadt - Altenmarkt, Lambach Abbey, Fischis Qualitatsskischule, Zell Am See
Highlights from your plan
Fischis Qualitatsskischule ©
Fischis Qualitatsskischule
Lambach Abbey ©
Lambach Abbey
Zell Am See ©
Zell Am See

6
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Get outdoors at Partnachklamm and Zugspitze. BMW Museum and Nymphenburg Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Krippkirche St. Nikolaus (in Fussen), Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Schloss Neuschwanstein). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariae Heimsuchung Kirche.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich journey planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Munich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Krippkirche St. Nikolaus, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Neues Museum. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Berliner Dom will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Schloss Boitzenburg (in Boitzenburger Land), Kulturquartier Monchenkloster (in Jueterbog) and Potsdam (Sanssouci Park & Potsdam's Gardens). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and explore the historical opulence of Burg Burg-Stargard.

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

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Schloss Boitzenburg, Kulturquartier Monchenkloster, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Burg Burg-Stargard
Highlights from your plan
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens

5
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hauptkirche St. Michaelis and Speicherstadt. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alter Elbtunnel and Paulskirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Schloss vor Husum (in Husum), Schnoor Viertel (in Bremen) and Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum (in Molfsee). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, take a stroll around Elbphilharmonie, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and browse the exhibits of Miniatur Wunderland.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hamburg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum, Schnoor Viertel, Paulskirche, Mahn und Gedenkstatten Wobbelin, Schloss vor Husum
Highlights from your plan
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis ©
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and Begijnhof. Venture out of the city with trips to Keukenhof (in Lisse), St. Nicolaaskerk (in Sint Nicolaasga) and Rotterdam (Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam Centraal Station, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, examine the collection at Het Nationaal Modelspoor Museum, make a trip to Museum Quarter, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip website .

Getting from Hamburg to Amsterdam by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Zaanse Schans, Het Friese Museumdorp, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Keukenhof
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
De Duif ©
De Duif

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Step off the beaten path and head to York's Chocolate Story and Fountains Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at Durham Cathedral and York City Walls. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Whorlton Castle (in Swainby), Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral, Steep Hill, & more) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, make a trip to Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip site .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Amsterdam to York in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in York, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lincoln, Whorlton Castle, Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, Snaith Hall, Whitby Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

4
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Liverpool and Walls of Chester. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Beatles Story and Blists Hill Victorian Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Manchester (The John Rylands Library & Science and Industry Museum) and Chester (Chester Cathedral & Chester Zoo). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool vacation planner.

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Liverpool sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chester, Manchester, Blists Hill Victorian Town
Highlights from your plan
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Prince Street Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Longleat, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Prince Street Bridge ©
Prince Street Bridge

10
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as The Mary Rose Museum and IWM Duxford. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bletchley Park and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Portsmouth (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & HMS Victory) and Dover (Dover Castle & White Cliffs of Dover). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, shop like a local with North Laine, take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, and admire the verdant scenery at Beachy Head.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Portsmouth, Eastbourne, Oxford, Dover
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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