55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jaipur, India
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
14
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
16
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
17
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Jaipur, 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

Jaipur, India to Istanbul is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jaipur to Istanbul. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jaipur in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Plaka, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Make your Athens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Budapest travel planner .

Getting from Athens to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get little chillier in Budapest: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, try out the rides at Prater, browse the exhibits of Haus der Musik Wien, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip website .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague vacation builder .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning tool .

You can fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon route maker site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, make a trip to Temple Bar, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning site .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Copenhagen travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, stroll through Stockholm Old Town, and step off the mainland to explore Sandhamn.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm trip maker tool .

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and find something for the whole family at Divo Ostrov.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg online day trip planner .

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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