52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
13
Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
15
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
16
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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 St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny (Black Abbey, Medieval Mile Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, examine the collection at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, and get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally stroll around Holyrood Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, make a trip to Greyfriars Kirk, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, thensample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, thenget engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, and finally get your game on at The Realm VR.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Pickering's Gin Distillery ©
Pickering's Gin Distillery
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster ©
Westminster
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Castelo de S. Jorge and Rua Augusta are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and tee off at Rogue Agent Lisbon Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning app.

Getting from London to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of La Latina, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, thenmake a trip to Plaza Mayor, thenhunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, thenget your game on at EXIT Madrid, and finally get outside with Picnic Madrid.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Court of the Lions, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, thensteep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip maker tool.

Getting from Madrid to Granada by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, thenvisit Ciutat Vella, thentake an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenshop like a local with Champs-Elysees, thenpause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, thenget to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, thenadmire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Body Worlds. Van Gogh Museum and Micropia will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, cast your line with a fishing tour, and gear up at Hotel Scooters.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

3
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.
Head to Gallery of Steel Figures and Narodni Galerie Prahafor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Matthias Church and Koller Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (in Esztergom), Bokod Floating Village (in Oroszlany) and Fenyes Education Trail of Tata (in Tata). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Zikkurat Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Virag Judit Galllery and Auction House, and get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip app.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Prague, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Prehistoric Man Exhibition, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Bokod Floating Village, Fenyes Education Trail of Tata
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Leopold Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Vienna with an excursion to Burgruine Duernstein in Durnstein--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Burgruine Duernstein
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI Lugano, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, and finally stroll around Parco Civico. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and finally look for gifts at Emerold board shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lugano itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vienna to Lugano in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lugano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli
Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale ©
Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Mocenigo and Natural History Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Campo del Ghetto. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa delle Zitelle (Santa Maria della Presentazione).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Florence Academy of Fine Arts capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Villa Farnesina capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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