58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 1 day
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. Visit Castello Sforzesco and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Como (Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, Oasi WWF Torbiere del Bassone di Albate, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planning tool.

Karlsruhe, Germany to Milan is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Karlsruhe in March, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Siena (Duomo di Siena, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Chiesa di Santa Lucia, &more) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Casa di Giulietta, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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 Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and Shoes on the Danube Bank. The adventure continues: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, get engrossed in the history at Hungarian National Museum, and view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Budapest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Eger, Hungary

— 2 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, learn about winemaking at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, and finally explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Bolyki Pinceszet and then admire the sheer force of Szalajka Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Eger trip app.

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Eger

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Selcuk, Turkey

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Museum-lovers will get to explore TCDD Tren Muzesi and Turkish Bath Museum. Bibliotheque de Celsus and Ancient City of Ephesus will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mermerli Yol, and don't miss a visit to Curetes Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip website.

Getting from Eger to Selcuk by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Eger to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Eger in March, things will get a bit warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums

Goreme, Turkey

— 3 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Goreme National Park and Keslik Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goreme Open-Air Museum and Gore Harabeleri. There's much more to do: head off-road at local off-road trails, look for all kinds of wild species at Damsa Baraji, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goreme day trip planning website.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in March; daily highs in Goreme reach 16°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 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.
Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Valens Aqueduct, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in April, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Kazan, Russia

— 1 day

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
On the 8th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kazan holiday maker website.

Fly from Istanbul to Kazan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Istanbul in April, things will get a bit cooler in Kazan: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin and then explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Moscow are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites

Kaliningrad, Russia

— 1 night

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kaliningrad trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Menshikov's Great Palace. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Nabokov Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Kaliningrad in April, plan for slightly colder days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in April, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Stockholm, Sweden

— 5 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Skansen. Get a sense of the local culture at Fotografiska Stockholm and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with The Green Trails, get engrossed in the history at Medeltidsmuseet, explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and get a new perspective on nature at Swedish Museum of Natural History.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, expect Stockholm to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.

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. 

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.