59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
11
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
13
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
14
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
15
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
16
Split, Croatia
— 9 nights
End: Split, Croatia

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Moreton-in-Marsh (The Cotswold Cheese Company & Cotswold Archery). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in London at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

7
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.
Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Kilkenny Castle). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

Planning Dublin trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 28:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and then walk around St. James's Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, then get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planning website .

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 flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park
Walking tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 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. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux route maker app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror
Room Escape Games

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Explore San Sebastian - Donostia's surroundings by going to Bilbao (Taberna Plaza Nueva & Room Escape Games). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bilbao
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online itinerary planner .

Fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect Lisbon to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, historic sites, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valencia online tour builder .

Fly from Lisbon to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Valencia. Traveling from Lisbon in July, Valencia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc Guell.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Barcelona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Avignon, France

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, then examine the collection at Musee Angladon, then explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, and finally take in the views from Pont d'Avignon. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Avignon travel planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Avignon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Avignon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Distillerie A. Blachere
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 24th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais and then get to know the resident critters at Marineland. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nice online visit planner .

You can drive from Avignon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in July, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nice to Lauterbrunnen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, St. Beatus Hoehlen, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 30th (Thu), browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route planner .

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Milan in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

9
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola), Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (in Zadar) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palazzo di Diocleziano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, stroll around Marjan Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Split journey planner .

You can fly from Venice to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Historic City of Trogir, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), Church Of St. Roch, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 13:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

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