55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Verrerie d'art and Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and La Maison Picassiette. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, Le Petit Trianon, & more), Chartres Historic Preservation Area (in Chartres) and Chateau de Breteuil (in Choisel). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chamarande, stroll the grounds of Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois Russian Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique de Saint-Mathurin, and stroll around Parc Montsouris.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Paris are colder (12°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres, Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon), Verrerie d'art, Chateau de Breteuil
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chateau de Breteuil ©
Chateau de Breteuil

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilkenny Castle and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or National Gallery of Ireland. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, stroll around Phoenix Park, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin. In November, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Capela dos Ossos and Quinta da Regaleira. Step off the beaten path and head to Cabo da Roca and Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Siena Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at Basilica di Santa Croce and Uffizi Galleries capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda (in Bologna), Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Doge's Palace and Ponte di Rialto. Get some historical perspective at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St Mark's Campanile. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Orto Botanico di Padova, & more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Museo del Vetro
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Get some historical perspective at Belvedere Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Johannesbachklamm in Wurflach, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, and admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Venice in November, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Johannesbachklamm
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Attractions like Halaszbastya and Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, make a trip to Shoes on the Danube, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Suleymaniye Cami and Sultanahmet District. Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Ortakoy. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 15th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Pruhonicky zamek. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ludmila, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vysehrad Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Brick Gate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Ignatius.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Prague in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Prague when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Krivoklat Castle, Pruhonicky zamek
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Ludmila ©
Church of Saint Ludmila
Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument ©
Krivoklat Castle ©
Krivoklat Castle

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.
On the 18th (Wed), stop by Real Madrid Official Store Maremagnum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, step into the grandiose world of Castell del Creixell, then steep yourself in history at Santuari de la Mare de Deu de Montserrat, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reial Monestir De Santes Creus.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santuari de la Mare de Deu de Montserrat, Castell del Creixell, Reial Monestir De Santes Creus
Highlights from your plan
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys ©
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Parc de Montjuic ©
Parc de Montjuic
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Michelham Priory, steep yourself in history at Alfriston Clergy House, then steep yourself in history at Southover Grange Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London itinerary maker site .

Fly from Barcelona to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Barcelona, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 4°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Alfriston Clergy House, Michelham Priory, Southover Grange Gardens, East Sussex Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Gustamps ©
Gustamps
East Sussex Falconry ©
East Sussex Falconry
Alfriston Clergy House ©
Alfriston Clergy House

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