57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
10
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
11
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Roman Forum and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Head to Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria and Via Condottifor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome holiday planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rome to be colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Duomo di Siena and Basilica San Miniato al Monte will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and I Mosaici Di Lastrucci. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Piazza del Campo in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Discover out-of-the-way places like Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stop by Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning site.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alcazaba and Mirador de San Nicolas. Your inner history buff will appreciate Albayzin and La Madraza. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Malaga Cathedral (in Malaga). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, and admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malaga, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
Shop till you drop at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Granada in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

5
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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 some historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get some cultural insight at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in January: highs in Brussels hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

4
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Saint Bavo's Cathedral, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Markt, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

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

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Do your shopping at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, shop like a local with Jetsetart Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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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.
Do your shopping at Gallery of Steel Figures and Moser Sales Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Vitus Cathedral and Lesser Town. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hradcany, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Prague trip simple and quick.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, Prague is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Hradcany ©
Hradcany

3
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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, stop by Christmas in Salzburg, and take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vienna Naschmarkt and Mariahilfer Strasse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna holiday builder.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Vaci Street or Central Market Hall. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, shop like a local with Koller Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

4
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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 Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Ikonium Studio. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary website.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in February, with highs in Istanbul at 11°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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