56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 15 min
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
10
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
14
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Tram + Foot + Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: San Francisco, United States

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbad Muggelsee. Do some cultural sightseeing at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and Gemaldegalerie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg) and Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse, Frauenkirche Dresden, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tegel, take a stroll through Mitte, and sample the tasty concoctions at Hops & Barley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Berlin is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dresden, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Vitus Cathedral and Lesser Town. Step off the beaten path and head to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip planning tool.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. In March in Prague, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pilgrimage Church of Wies and St. Peter's Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinakothek der Moderne and Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra (in Augsburg) and Fussen (Altstadt von Fuessen, Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fussen, Church of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

4
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some historical perspective at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Franziskanerkirche. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Bull Hangar-7 and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Haus der Natur ©
Haus der Natur
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

4
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Melk Abbey and Ringstrasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Melk). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Original Vienna Snowglobe Factory, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Melk, Wachau Valley
Highlights from your plan
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Appreciate the collections at Devin Castle and Nedbalka Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Blue Church of St. Elizabeth and St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). Change things up with these side-trips from Bratislava: Beckov castle (in Beckov) and Trencin (Trenciansky Hrad & Katov dom). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Chatam Sofer Memorial, explore the activities along Tyrsovo nabrezie, take in the views from Stary most, and get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Mestske Muzeum).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava journey maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Bratislava are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trencin, Beckov castle
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Miniversum Budapest. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get some historical perspective at Dubrovnik City Walls and Prijeko street. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole) and Church of St Joseph. Explore Dubrovnik's surroundings by going to Ston (Marlais Winery, Milos Winery, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, sample the tasty concoctions at Dubrovnik Beer Company, and take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Ston
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
St. John's Fortress ©
St. John's Fortress

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rila Monastery and Boyana Church. Explore hidden gems such as St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Temple Sveti Nikolay. Venture out of the city with trips to Assen's Fortress (in Asenovgrad) and Monument to Alexandr II (in Plovdiv). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Park "Kambanite", stop by Galeria Nina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nikolai Sofiyski, and pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument.

You can plan Sofia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Sofia in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in April since evenings lows in Sofia dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Assen's Fortress, Rila Monastery, Monument to Alexandr II
Highlights from your plan
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Step out of Kiev to go to Buzova and see Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicolas Cathedral, examine the collection at State Aviation Museum, and go for a walk through Sofiyskaya Square.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kiev online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sofia to Kiev in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kiev can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village ©
Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Planty Park and Lost Souls Alley. Visit Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get curious at HistoryLand, examine the collection at Krakow Pinball Museum, admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planning site.

You can fly from Kiev to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kiev to Krakow. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Planty Park ©
Planty Park
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Krakowskie Przedmiescie. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Nowy Swiat. Explore Warsaw's surroundings by going to Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (in Zelazowa Wola) and Industrial settlement in Zyrardow (in Zyrardow). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, kick back and relax at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, and hit the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw road trip website.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Warsaw are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Birthplace of Frederic Chopin, Industrial settlement in Zyrardow
Highlights from your plan
Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

3
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) and St. Anne's Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vilnius Old Town and Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to St John's church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Vilnius by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

4
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toompea Hill and Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vosu Rand and Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood. Change things up with these side-trips from Tallinn: Rakvere Castle (in Rakvere) and Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate the long history of Peter the Great House Museum, get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and stop by Tallinn Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Vilnius in April, you will find days in Tallinn are little chillier (47°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rakvere Castle, Vosu Rand, Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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