52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 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:  5 h
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
13
Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
15
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and Chester Beatty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden & Medieval Mile Museum). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, visit Temple Bar, and browse the exhibits of 14 Henrietta Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier 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 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, thenhave some family-friendly fun at The Realm VR, and finally get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, thensteep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London travel website.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quinta da Regaleira and Batalha Monastery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Igreja de Sao Roque. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Praia da Nazare (in Nazare), Capelas Imperfeitas (in Batalha) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Rossio Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning site.

Getting from London to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Lisbon is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Batalha, Praia da Nazare, Monastery of Alcobaca, Quinta da Regaleira
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, thenget your game on at EXIT Madrid, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, thenwander the streets of La Latina, thentake a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

Planning Madrid trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, thencontemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, thendon't miss a visit to Court of the Lions, and finally explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada route planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Granada, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Granada, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 25th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, thentake a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, thenadmire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip site.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Micropia, and tour on your own time with Hotel Scooters.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Vitus Cathedral and Lesser Town. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

Planning Prague trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matthias Church and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and don't miss a visit to Uri Street.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Melk Abbey. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Evangelische Pfarrgemeinde A.B. (in Modling) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, and don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker site.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Evangelische Pfarrgemeinde A.B., Melk Abbey, Burgruine Duernstein
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Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
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 12th (Sat): walk around Parco Civico, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Emerold board shop, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI Lugano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lugano itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vienna to Lugano in 6 hours. Other options are to 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 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chiesa San Rocco Lugano ©
Chiesa San Rocco Lugano
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mercati di Rialto or VAC Foundation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cannaregio, admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, browse the exhibits of Palazzo Mocenigo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning app.

You can drive from Lugano to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza della Signoria and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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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 Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and steep yourself in history at Villa Borghese.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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