55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Pamplona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Valladolid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train to Madrid, Fly to Lisbon
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Athens

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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

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

Athens, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Athens to Dublin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Athens in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Belfast online visit planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Belfast, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Swansea.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Swansea, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxwich Bay, make a trip to Gower Peninsula, then stroll through Three Cliffs Bay, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gower Gallery. On the next day, examine the collection at National Waterfront Museum, cool off at The LC, and then sample the fine beverages at Cygnet Distillery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Swansea trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Swansea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. January in Swansea sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Beaches

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally look for gifts at Castlehill Whisky.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Swansea to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

York, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Selby Abbey (in Selby) and Doncaster (The Vulcan Experience & Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at York Brewery, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a York vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London holiday maker tool.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rouen, France

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Honfleur (Greniers a sel de Honfleur, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rouen travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Rouen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Rouen, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel route website.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Efteling.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rotterdam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brussels to Rotterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, approximately Haarlem away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, examine the collection at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, then take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Agnes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath, then get a taste of the local shopping with Konigsallee, then get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cologne holiday maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. January in Cologne sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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 2nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berlin route planner.

Getting from Cologne to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, look for gifts at Smaltum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then get great views at Petřín, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online road trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online holiday builder.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
When in Milan, make a side trip to see Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo in Legnano, approximately Legnano away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Vienna in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Milan, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and then examine the collection at Musee Granet. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Milan in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Marseille, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona visit planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Pamplona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Pamplona, Spain

— 3 nights
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Venture out of the city with trips to Logrono (Bodegas Franco Espanolas & Calle del Laurel) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (Catedral de Santa Maria, Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, &more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Encierro, make a trip to Plaza del Castillo, and get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pamplona road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Pamplona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Pamplona reach 50°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Valladolid, Spain

— 2 nights

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa María La Antigua, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Escultura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pablo, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, and finally walk around Campo Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Palencia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Real Monasterio de Santa Clara, then don't miss a visit to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pasaje Gutierrez.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Valladolid journey builder app.

Getting from Pamplona to Valladolid by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. February in Valladolid sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon attractions tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Valladolid to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valladolid to Lisbon. Traveling from Valladolid in February, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip