57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shoes on the Danube Bank and Matthias Church. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get cooler in Budapest: highs are around 11°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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 Historic Center of Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace. For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Graben and Kohlmarkt. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Third Man Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vienna, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally contemplate the long history of Powder Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Begijnhof are in your itinerary. Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidsepleinfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip maker site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planning tool.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Irish Whiskey Museum and The Little Museum of Dublin. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Maspalomas, Spain

— 6 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Canteras Beach and Buceo Agaete. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Las Salinas (in Agaete), Playa de Melenara (in Telde) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Museo Nestor, Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa de Amadores, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Arguineguin, take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and take a peaceful walk through Tamadaba.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas day trip planning site.

You can fly from Dublin to Maspalomas in 7.5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona Cathedral. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, walk around Parc Guell, and examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour builder.

Getting from Maspalomas to Barcelona by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Pinacoteca Nazionale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and make a trip to Mercato Centrale.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence day trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondazione Bisazza and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza delle Erbe and St Mark's Campanile. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza dei Signori, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Arena di Verona). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesi. Get some cultural insight at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Venice in January since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21: