56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Hephaestus and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Acrocorinth (in Corinth), Lion Gate (in Mycenae) and Nafplio (Archaeological Museum of Nauplion & Fortress Palamidi). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

Plan my trip to Athens with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Akrokorinthos
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): stop by the White, Santorini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then gain insight at MATI Art Gallery, and finally ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santo Horse Riding, Castelli of Pyrgos
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town and Prijeko street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and St. John's Fortress. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip site .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Dubrovnik takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dubrovnik, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto) and Museo Diocesano e Capitolare di Terni (in Terni). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip tool .

Fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Terni, Vatican City, Spoleto, Orvieto, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Step off the beaten path and head to Abbazia di San Galgano and Ponte Vecchio. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Eremo di Montesiepi in Chiusdino, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence driving holiday tool .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chiusdino
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Fraumünster Church are in your itinerary. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürichfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

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

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Zurich is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais Lascaris and Promenade Le Corbusier. Venture out of the city with trips to Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon), Old Town (in Antibes) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, steep yourself in history at Basilica St. Michel, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Scuba & Snorkeling, Basilica St. Michel, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through El Born, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker website .

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Visiting Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation builder website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Westminster Abbey and Highclere Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Gallery and Tower Bridge. Step out of London to go to Amesbury and see Stonehenge, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from The Monument to the Great Fire of London, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and stroll the grounds of Highgate Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Highclere Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Old Town and Bamburgh Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cragside House and Gardens and Royal Yacht Britannia. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh vacation planner .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station & Markthal). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Zaanse Schans, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace. Vasa Museum and Monteliusvagen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stockholm: Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka & The English Bookshop). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, add some adventure to your tour with The Green Trails, stroll the grounds of Skogskyrkogarden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm tour website .

Fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Uppsala, Taby Centrum
Highlights from your plan
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum

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