55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, make a trip to Tkalciceva, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Zagreb is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Zagreb is minus 9 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Zagreb hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Walking tours
Room Escape Games

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip planner .

Getting from Zagreb to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Zagreb in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, wander the streets of Stroeget, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Saviour's Church.

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

Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, make a trip to Stockholm City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, and have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

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

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at Fram Museum, walk around Frogner Park, and steep yourself in history at Det Kongelige Slott.

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

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oslo when traveling from Stockholm in August, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

8
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Windermere), Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and York (National Railway Museum, York City Walls, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, wander the streets of The Quayside, browse the collection at The Literary & Philosophical Society, and have some family-friendly fun at Never Give Up Newcastle.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne vacation planning website.

Getting from Oslo to Newcastle upon Tyne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Newcastle upon Tyne. In August in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

York, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Derwentwater, Beamish Museum, Durham Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 24 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
The 737 Experience ©
The 737 Experience
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip tool.

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Kilkenny Castle). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, make a trip to Temple Bar, and get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

You can plan Dublin trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ferns Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

7
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the London travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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