59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
2
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  11​h 45​min
13
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
15
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
16
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, and finally take a stroll through Belém Tower.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Lisbon to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Carmo Archaeological Museum ©
Carmo Archaeological Museum

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nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo de la Historia de Automocion, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally steep yourself in history at Universidad de Salamanca. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Salamanca,Casco Historico, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Purisima Church, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

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

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Salamanca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Salamanca. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Museo de Santa Cruz, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker website .

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Madrid, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

5
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.
Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Picasso and Parc de Montjuic. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Place St. Gery, see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in January: highs in Brussels hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Huis Boechoute.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bruges online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
The Markt ©
The Markt

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Willet-Holthuysen Museum and Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem), Museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Panorama Mesdag). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Hermitage Amsterdam, and make a trip to Leidseplein.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, Frans Hals Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Charlottenburg Palace and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and St. Mary's Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wawel Cathedral and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, make a trip to Main Market Square, browse the different shops at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow vacation builder website .

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally examine the collection at The Powder Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Get some cultural insight at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and MuseumsQuartier Wien. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, and browse the exhibits of Haus der Musik Wien.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. Castello Sforzesco and Villa Carlotta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Brunate), Enoteca Principessa (in Bellagio) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in January: highs in Milan hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Greenway del Lago di Como, Enoteca Principessa, Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

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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.
Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at St. Mark's Square and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Venice sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and Colosseum. Galleria Borghese and Sistine Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

You can plan Rome trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Visit Jeronimos Monastery and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at National Tile Museum and Museu do Bonsai. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). See some other sides of Lisbon: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and shop like a local with Wozen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning site .

Fly from Rome to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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