57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 8 nights
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Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Train to Munich, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Porto-Vecchio, France
— 5 nights
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Funchal, Portugal

— 4 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao. Explore hidden gems such as Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Calheta Beach (in Calheta), Cascata dos Anjos (in Ponta Do Sol) and Vereda da Garganta Funda (in Ponta do Pargo). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip itinerary maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Funchal is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Funchal, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, Funchal is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Albufeira, Portugal

— 6 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Saint Vincent and Praia da Marinha. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Faro and Porta de Evora - Arco romano de Beja. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Lagos (Ponta da Piedade, Praia do Camilo, &more) and Basilica Real de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao (in Castro Verde). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, and stroll through Praia da Falesia.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Albufeira takes 7 hours. May in Albufeira sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 4 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get outdoors at El Torcal de Antequera and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Automobile and Fashion Museum and Church of San Antonio. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Balcony of Europe (in Nerja) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Alcazaba, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and take a stroll through Albayzin.

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Getting from Albufeira to Granada by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Granada. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Albufeira in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Take a break from the city and head to Peñón de Ifac Natural Park and Playa de Levante. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Guadalest Valley and Puerta De Sant Pere. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Castillo de Santa Barbara (in Alicante), Peniscola Castle (in Peniscola) and El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm (in Benidorm). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda.

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

Getting from Granada to Valencia by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Valencia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 8 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore hidden gems such as Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and Mont Saleve. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de Plainpalais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque of Geneve.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva travel route planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in May, expect Geneva to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hohenschwangau, Germany

— 1 night
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau day trip website.

You can drive from Geneva to Hohenschwangau in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Geneva in June, with highs in Hohenschwangau at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Get outdoors at Alcsut Arboretum and Danube River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum and Matthias Church. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hohenschwangau to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hohenschwangau in June, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 1 night
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

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.
On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pile Gate and then take a stroll through Old Town. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, visit Cavtat Old Town, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 4 nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tsambika Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and Church of the Transfiguration. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Dormition of Theotokos Church (in Asklipiio), Vlycha Beach (in Vlycha) and Lindos (Village of Lindos, Acropolis of Lindos, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Michael the Archangel.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rhodes Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Rhodes Town by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Rhodes Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rhodes Town when traveling from Dubrovnik in June, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Civita di Bagnoregio and Chiesa di Santo Stefano. Visit Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rhodes Town to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rhodes Town in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbazia di San Galgano and Torre del Mangia. Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, France

— 5 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Santa Giulia and Sentier de l’Uomo Di Cagna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bonifacio Citadel and Plage de Campomoro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Iles Lavezzi & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Palombaggia, get a bird's-eye view with Sensations Airlines, get outside with Destination Adrenaline, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Rossa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto-Vecchio trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Porto-Vecchio by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Porto-Vecchio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.