58 days in Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

58 days in Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
14
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
15
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
16
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
17
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Montreal, Canada

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Little Museum of Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online route planner .

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Dublin is 5 hours. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Walking tours
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Arthur's Seat. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, have some family-friendly fun at Great Away Days, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days
Walking tours
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Gallery and Tower Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our London online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Sainte-Chapelle. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chocolate Nation in Antwerp (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels travel route planner .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Chocolate Nation
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keukenhof and De Duif. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Keukenhof
Highlights from your plan
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Walking tours

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, then wander the streets of Stroeget, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, experience the excitement of TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Copenhagen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Walking tours
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Savior on the Spilled Blood. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the striking features of Smolny Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, and get your game on at Poltavskaya 7.

Plan my trip to St. Petersburg with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg by combination of flight and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, and examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague travel route planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Room Escape Games
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
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 Historic Center of Vienna and Albertina. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, stroll around Schonbrunner Gardens, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna journey builder website .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shoes on the Danube and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Shoes on the Danube ©
Shoes on the Danube

3
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Venice, Italy

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and San Giorgio Maggiore. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in June, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Piazza della Signoria. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Siena Cathedral about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Florence route maker website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roman Forum and Church of St. Louis of the French. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Catedral Primada. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Park and National Palace of Pena and Quinta da Regaleira. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra & Castelo dos Mouros). Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon driving holiday site .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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