56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly:  13 h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
14
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Quebec City, Canada

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porto visit planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Porto is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Quebec City to Porto. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quebec City in May, with highs in Porto at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Capela dos Ossos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora) and Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning website.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Evora, Sintra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Alcazar of Segovia. Popular historic sites such as Catedral Primada and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (Cathedral of Avila, The Walls of Avila, &more), Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & Museo del Greco) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Museo Cerralbo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia
Find places to stay May 11 — 17:
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Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

5
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.
Let the collections at Dali Theatre-Museum and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stop by Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Dali Theatre-Museum
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, thenget to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally make a trip to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City travel website.

You can fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Let the collections at Topography of Terror and Urban Nation capture your imagination. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of De Nieuwe Kerk, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Explore hidden gems such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and René Magritte Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Basilica of the Holy Blood, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, explore the galleries of Maison d'Erasme, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, shop like a local with Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, The Trianons & The Hamlet
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Blenheim Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Natural History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough) and The Mary Rose (in Portsmouth). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To plan London vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Doune Castle. Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Blair Athol Distillery (in Pitlochry), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Stirling (National Wallace Monument & Stirling Castle). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from London in June, plan for little chillier days in Edinburgh, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Pitlochry, Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Irish Whiskey Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, get lost in a book at National Library of Ireland, and examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, thensee a show at Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, thenappreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and finally explore and take pictures at Perlan. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, thenget engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Reykjavik takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Dublin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©
Perlan ©
Perlan

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