59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  13​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
12
Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

6
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.
Visiting Catacombe di San Callisto and Cascata delle Marmore will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Caseificio Campo Felice (in Lucoli) and Riserva Naturale Monte Velino (in Magliano de' Marsi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and explore the fascinating underground world of Parco Regionale Sirente Velino.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Rome to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cantina Todini, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Rocca di Montemassi. Popular historic sites such as San Quirico d'Orcia and Castello di Verrazzano are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Basile Azienda Agricola Biologica (in Cinigiano), Montalcino (Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, Tenuta Fanti, & more) and Vallone de Cecione (in Panzano in Chianti). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Montalcino, Greve in Chianti, Basile Azienda Agricola Biologica, Rocca di Montemassi, San Quirico d'Orcia
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo ©
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello Estense and Cannaregio. Head to Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin and Magie di Carnevalefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Pineta di Volano (in Lido di Volano) and Ferrara (Libreria Editrice Belriguardo & Storie di Te e Caffe). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cavalier, and stop by Bragora.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ferrara, Pineta di Volano
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Graben and Kohlmarkt and Vienna Naschmarkt. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, look for gifts at Xocolat, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, and examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip maker site .

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in July: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Central Railroad Station. Get some cultural insight at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg and Schloss THUN. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: International Museum of Watches (in La Chaux-de-Fonds) and Thunersee (in Thun). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Papiliorama.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Bern by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bern when traveling from Vienna in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Thun, Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, Papiliorama, International Museum of Watches
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and then see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue, then look for gifts at Elfenbein Comforters, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Nemzeti Botanikus Kert.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest journey planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bern to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Highlights from your plan
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island
Andrassy Avenue ©
Andrassy Avenue

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, look for gifts at Carturesti Carusel, then explore the striking landscape at Mohos Peat-Bog, then buy something for everyone on your list at AFI Cotroceni, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along MySecretRomania - Private Day Tours, admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", and then stop by Romanian Boutique.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mohos Peat-Bog
Highlights from your plan
Mohos Peat-Bog ©
Mohos Peat-Bog
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti and then get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kralovska Obora-Stromovka, look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel, and then look for gifts at TONAK Flagship Store.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Prague is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bucharest in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and TASCHEN Store Amsterdam capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to De 9 Straatjes or Leafde. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden in Sint Jansklooster, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Red Light District, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip maker .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Cannes, France

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Cannes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Cannes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Frejus, Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. Get in touch with nature at Seine River and Île de la Cité. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey planner .

Fly from Cannes to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ruines de l'Abbaye Saint-Bertin, then learn about all things military at La Coupole, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Forteresse de Mimoyecques, look for gifts at Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles, and then stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

Plan my trip to Dunkirk with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Paris to Dunkirk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dunkirk: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Omer, Majestic Wine Calais- Coquelles, Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand, Forteresse de Mimoyecques, Calais Wine Superstore
Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Forteresse de Mimoyecques ©
Forteresse de Mimoyecques
Ruines de l'Abbaye Saint-Bertin ©
Ruines de l'Abbaye Saint-Bertin

7
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.
Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Gustamps or North Laine. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The White Cliffs of Dover (in Dover), Drusillas Park (in Berwick) and Snozone (in Milton Keynes). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam, and identify plant and animal life at Woburn Safari Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Dunkirk to London with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dunkirk to London due to the time zone difference. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, The White Cliffs of Dover, Snozone, The River Cam, Woburn Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Two Skies, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, then look for gifts at The Found Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Direct Pets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh holiday app .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Direct Pets, The Found Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Secret Book and Record Store. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Courtown to see Seal Rescue Ireland about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stop by DesignYard, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Seal Rescue Ireland
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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