57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Budapest, Hungary

— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Shoes on the Danube Bank and Fisherman's Bastion. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Heroes' Square are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get cooler in Budapest: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Center of Vienna and St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche). For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Graben and Kohlmarkt. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Third Man Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vienna, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally contemplate the long history of Powder Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Begijnhof are in your itinerary. Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidsepleinfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip maker site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Irish Whiskey Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, make a trip to Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip builder site.

Getting from Paris to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Maspalomas, Spain

— 6 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Amadores. Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Canteras Beach and Dobrev Wellness and Massage. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Agaete (Las Salinas & Buceo Agaete), Playa de Melenara (in Telde) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Museo Nestor, Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan, take a peaceful walk through Tamadaba, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and kick back and relax at Playa de Arguineguin.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas route planning website.

Getting from Dublin to Maspalomas by flight takes about 7.5 hours. In December, Maspalomas is much hotter than Dublin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona Cathedral. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planning app.

Fly from Maspalomas to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Maspalomas in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Pinacoteca Nazionale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondazione Bisazza and Doge's Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza delle Erbe and St Mark's Campanile. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza dei Signori, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Arena di Verona). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısı. Get some cultural insight at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Venice in January, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods