56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
3
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
7
Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
8
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
10
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse. Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and brush up on your military savvy at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker site.

Dothan, USA to Vienna is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Dothan to Vienna, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dothan, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some historical perspective at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Schloss Hellbrunn. Salzburger Altstadt and Salzburg Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, browse the eclectic array of goods at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Basilika St. Michael, Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
BMW Museum and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Munich Residenz and Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, explore the galleries of BMW Headquarters, and admire the landmark architecture of Heiliggeistkirche.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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BMW Headquarters ©
BMW Headquarters
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello. Step out of Rome to go to Ostia Antica and see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip builder tool.

You can fly from Munich to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in December, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Campanile di Giotto and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lesser Town and Church of Our Lady before Tyn. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Staroměstská mostecká věž, pause for some photo ops at Franz Kafka Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague road trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

5
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) and Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and St. Mary's Church. Explore Gdansk's surroundings by going to Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo) and St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) (in Elblag). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, pause for some photo ops at Swietopelk II Monument, visit a coastal fixture at North Harbor Lighthouse, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Make your Gdansk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Prague to Gdansk by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. January in Gdansk sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Stutthof Concentration Camp, Spas, St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja)
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Dlugi Targ Square ©
Dlugi Targ Square
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

4
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Get a sense of the local culture at Toompea Hill and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aleksander Nevski Katedraali and Jardines del Rey Danes. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, see the interesting displays at Great Guild Hall, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Peter the Great House Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Tallinn in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gdansk to Tallinn. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik ©
Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Uppsala Domkyrka. Skansen and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Uppsala (Museum Gustavianum & The English Bookshop). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, explore the world behind art at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), and get engrossed in the history at Medeltidsmuseet.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Stockholm. In January, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Uppsala
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Viking Ship Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baerums Verk and 22 July Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution in Eidsvoll Verk (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, wander the streets of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, get curious at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, and see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oslo tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oslo, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution, Baerums Verk
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Baerums Verk ©
Baerums Verk
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet ©

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Let the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Christiansborg Slot and Our Saviour's Church. There's much more to do: stop by Nyhavn, explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, take a stroll through Stroeget, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Assistens Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Copenhagen when traveling from Oslo in January, with lows around °F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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