53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
10
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
12
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
13
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Chora Museum and Topkapi Palace. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul vacation planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Turkey Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in April, expect Istanbul to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
Shop till you drop at Koller Gallery and Vaci Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Liberty Statue. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest online day trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Budapest, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarkt. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, examine the collection at The Third Man Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Dorotheum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vienna using our trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Vitus Cathedral and Lesser Town. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Lobkowicz Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague travel planning app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Prague

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

3
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Old Town and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Change things up with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Getting from Prague to Edinburgh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in April, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De 9 Straatjes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Begijnhof. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, approximately Haarlem away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Get a sense of the local culture at Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bruges online visit planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Bruges sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

3
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueria. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Museo della Carta and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ravello Arte. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti) and Fornillo (in Positano). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ravello takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Ravello dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori, Scala, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., Fornillo
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Roman Forum. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, take a stroll through Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Peter's Basilica, Villa Adriana
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Get some historical perspective at Piazza della Signoria and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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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.
Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Fondazione Bisazzafor plenty of shopping. Visit Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Quinzano, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Fondazione Bisazza, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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