57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
11
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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 Roman Forum and Cupola di San Pietro. Head to Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria and Via Condottifor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Limbo Art Gallery. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Piazza del Campo in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Discover out-of-the-way places like Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueria. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, visit Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alcazaba and Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mirador de San Nicolas and Royal Chapel of Granada. Step out of Granada to go to Malaga and see Malaga Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, admire the landmark architecture of Court of the Lions, and step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malaga, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Granada in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get some cultural insight at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Atomium. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), stop by Lower Town, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Saint Bavo's Cathedral, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Markt, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and The Jordaan. Do your shopping at Leidseplein and Jetsetart Gallery. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and look for gifts at The American Book Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam journey maker app.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Do your shopping at Gallery of Steel Figures and Artsen - Fine Arts Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Vitus Cathedral and Lesser Town. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hradcany, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

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

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, Prague is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Red Bull Hangar-7 will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, stop by Christmas in Salzburg, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Mariahilfer Strasse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Stephen's Cathedral and Albertina. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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.
For shopping fun, head to Vaci Street or Eventuell Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, shop like a local with Koller Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and view the masterpieces at Ikonium Studio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul route planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in February; daily highs in Istanbul reach 11°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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