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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h 30​min
4
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  8​h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Subway + Train:  3​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
14
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Your inner history buff will appreciate De Duif and Begijnhof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route app .

Brisbane, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Amsterdam, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Amsterdam to be colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, 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
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Guinness Storehouse and Glendalough Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Boulevard Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower & Black Abbey) and Ballyheigue Beach (in Ballyheigue). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, and shop like a local with Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel, Ballyheigue Beach, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 16th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dublin to Aviemore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Yacht Britannia. Step off the beaten path and head to Calton Hill and The Real Mary King's Close. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, and make a trip to Craigmillar Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and El Born. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planning website .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Barcelona is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in April, with highs in Barcelona at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Head to La Croisette and L'Antre des Delicesfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Rue d'Antibes and Vieille Ville. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet), Nice (Avenue Jean Medecin & Palais Lascaris) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Le Lavandou). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, shop like a local with Verrerie Pierini, and take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE art Le CAMELEON.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cannes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Cannes, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, GALERIE art Le CAMELEON, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Duomo di Ravello and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi and Fornillo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara) and Walk of the Gods (in Positano).

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Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Cannes to Ravello in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Ravello. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Positano, Minori, Chiesa di San Francesco
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
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 inner history buff will appreciate Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza Maggiore and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence online route planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prague Castle and Katedrala Svateho Vita. Step off the beaten path and head to Lobkowicz Palace and Lesser Town. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Roman Beach and Margaret Island. Visit Halaszbastya and Matthias Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip website .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Visiting Haraki Beach and Valley of the Butterflies will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Ebonas Winecellar and Art Park Rhodes. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, contemplate the long history of Mandraki Harbour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rhodes Town visit planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rhodes Town in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rhodes Town when traveling from Budapest in May, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haraki Beach, Ebonas Winecellar, Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, Valley of the Butterflies, Art Park Rhodes
Highlights from your plan
Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
Haraki Beach ©
Haraki Beach

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