56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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56 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
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.
Visit Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town for their historical value. Let the collections at Vasa Museum and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, head off the coast to Langholmen, and examine the collection at Royal Armory.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stockholm trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brisbane, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Stockholm reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Museum-lovers will appreciate State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, identify plant and animal life at Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg, take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Kapella.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. December in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

3
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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest attractions app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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.
Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Haus der Musik Wien. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna driving holiday planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
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.
Visit Palais Lascaris and Eglise St Pierre & Paul for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Castel Plage and Paloma Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Plage Antibes (in Antibes), Plage Robinson (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Plage du Midi (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Blue Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, stroll through Juan les Pins Main Beach, and steep yourself in history at Villa Santo Sospir.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vienna to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Plage Robinson, Plage du Midi
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

3
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. We've included these beaches for you: Grande Plage du Lavandou and Plage de Cavaliere. When in Saint-Tropez, make a side trip to see Plage de Jean Blanc in Le Lavandou, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Pampelonne and kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip builder tool .

Getting from Nice to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in December since evenings lows in Saint-Tropez dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Port Grimaud Beach, Plage de Sylvabelle
Highlights from your plan
Grande Plage du Lavandou ©
Grande Plage du Lavandou
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Saint-Tropez to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in January, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Houses of Parliament. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. Go for a jaunt from London to Billericay to see Imperial Bird of Prey Academy about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of British Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, 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
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seapoint Beach and Dollymount Strand. Change things up with a short trip to Curracloe Beach in Enniscorthy (about 1h 55 min away). Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandymount Strand, take an in-depth tour of Áras an Uachtaráin, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online route planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Cordoama. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Aljezur (Odeceixe Beach, Praia do Amado, & more), Olhao (Ria Formosa & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Praia marinha (in Carvoeiro). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Salgados.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albufeira travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dublin to Albufeira in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Albufeira: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Praia da Cordoama, Praia Da Rocha, Praia da Marinha, Ria Formosa
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Praia da Cordoama ©
Praia da Cordoama
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
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.
Relax by the water at La Barceloneta and Bogatell Beach. Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Barcelona trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Albufeira to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albufeira to Barcelona is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

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

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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