53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's much more to do: take in the views from Tower Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, examine the collection at The British Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Groeningemuseum, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Le Marais, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Alfama. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In March, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Walking tours
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in March, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, shop like a local with La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Church of St. Louis of the French. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take a stroll through Trastevere, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome journey planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Food Tours

4
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 Campo and Piazza del Duomo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Duomo di Siena (in Siena), Bologna (Piazza Maggiore & Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation builder website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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 31st (Tue), examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and St. Vitus Cathedral. There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague trip maker tool .

Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in April: high temperatures in Prague hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Room Escape Games
Beer Tastings & Tours

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Center of Vienna and Rathaus. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Prater.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and steep yourself in history at Matthias Church.

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Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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