57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Kilkenny Castle. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Little Museum of Dublin, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin tour website .

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Dublin reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vasa Museum and Skansen. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Stockholm. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Albertina. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and admire the masterpieces at Leopold Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip site .

Getting from Stockholm to Vienna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

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

4
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 Peggy Guggenheim Collection capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, & more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip app .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Vienna, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence online trip maker .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Castello del Trebbio
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Get outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, wander the streets of Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Cantine Marisa Cuomo in Furore (about 32 minutes away).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ravello online tour planner .

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in January, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori, Scala, Cantine Marisa Cuomo, Fornillo
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ravello to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ravello in January: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 Gravensteen and Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal). Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cotswolds Distillery and National Portrait Gallery. Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from London with a short trip to St Mary's Church in Swinbrook, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary website .

Getting from Bruges to London by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to London. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

St Mary's Church, Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step off the beaten path and head to Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Capela dos Ossos (in Evora) and Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and shop like a local with Rossio Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon attractions planner .

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in February; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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