57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  31​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
10
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
bus + train:  5​h
11
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Wellington, New Zealand

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Appreciate the collections at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and Russian Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Shadow Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg holiday builder site .

Wellington, New Zealand to St. Petersburg is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Wellington to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in November, things will get colder in St. Petersburg: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Memento Park. Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Budapest to Eger to see Eger Castle about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take an in-depth tour of Hungarian National Museum, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in December, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Eger Castle
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Schonbrunner Gardens and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Appreciate the collections at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Freyung.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna itinerary maker .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Katedrala Svateho Vita and Spanish Synagogue are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Prague Castle and Lesser Town. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica.

Plan trip to Prague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planner.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Prague in December, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. Let the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Banqueting House, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burford
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Irish Whiskey Museum and Kilkenny Castle. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Little Museum of Dublin, make a trip to Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning tool .

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Batalha Monastery and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Galleria Borghese. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Villa Adriana (in Tivoli). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens for their historical value. Let the collections at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Basilica di Santa Trofimena (in Minori), Fornillo (in Positano) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Minori, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Museo di San Marco. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Siena and Basilica di Santa Croce. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence visit planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Ravello in January, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing tool .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . Appreciate the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip website .

Fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Venice in January, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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