59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
12
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

4
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.
Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmainham Gaol and 14 Henrietta Street. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Ballinoulart Beach in Wexford, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Dublin. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 46°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Ballinoulart Beach
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London itinerary tool .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Le Marais, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip planning app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Get a sense of the local culture at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to Gravensteen (in Ghent) and Groeningemuseum (in Bruges). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and steep yourself in history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour site .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at The Green Trails, learn about all things military at Army Museum, see the interesting displays at Osynlig Utstallning - Stockholm, and admire the masterpieces at Magasin 3.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stockholm journey maker app .

Fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Stockholm is slightly colder than Amsterdam - with highs of 31°F and lows of 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Winter Sports Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Green Trails ©
The Green Trails
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Russian Museum and Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, take a peaceful walk through Eco Path, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in January, things will get little chillier in St. Petersburg: highs are around 24°F and lows about 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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.
NaFilM: National film museum and Czech Repubrick will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, and explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around 36°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague for Two ©
Prague for Two
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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.
Visit Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien capture your imagination. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vienna journey planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
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 get to explore Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and House of Terror Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, browse the exhibits of Hungarian National Museum, and take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Budapest, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in February, with highs in Istanbul at 50°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Visiting Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in February, expect nights in Rome to be slightly colder, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo di San Marco. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in February, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casa Batllo and El Barri Gòtic. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip tool .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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