51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Madison, United States
Drive + Fly:  14 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h
End: Madison, 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.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (The Ice Cream Parlour, Kilkenny Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online road trip planner.

Madison, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Dublin is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madison in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, have fun and explore at Junibacken, and get engrossed in the history at Nordiska Museet.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Stockholm online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Stockholm. In May, daytime highs in Stockholm are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli

4
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.
Attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, browse the exhibits of Amalienborg, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, and visit Christiania.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Charles Bridge and St. Vitus Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, enjoy some diversion at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

5
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.
Attractions like Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, meet the residents at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, make a trip to Heroes' Square, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Prague in May, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Istanbul trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
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.
On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Correr, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Roman Forum, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
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.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Transportation
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
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.
Attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read London online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in London are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will enjoy Lisbon Oceanarium and Quinta da Regaleira. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning website.

Fly from London to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Lisbon is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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