53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  7 h 15 min
10
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
13
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Istanbul is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°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 / Church (Ayasofya) ©
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.
Visit Halaszbastya and Shoes on the Danube Bank for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Koller Gallery and Central Market Hall. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Budapest holiday planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Budapest. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Center of Vienna and MuseumsQuartier Wien. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip website .

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough 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.
Lobkowicz Palace and Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Prague

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

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Prague to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Prague in April: highs in Edinburgh hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

4
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.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De 9 Straatjesfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Leidseplein, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bruges day trip planning website .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a 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
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 25°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Ravello and Centro Storico Ravello. Head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti) and Fornillo (in Positano).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Ravello by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori, Scala, Fornillo, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L.
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Trastevere. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Roman Forum. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Villa Adriana, St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and M.G. Design. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

6
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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza delle Erbe and Cannaregio. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Quinzano, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more), Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel, Fondazione Bisazza
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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