59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
13
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Groeningemuseum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
When in London, make a side trip to see Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, make a trip to Grafton Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip tool .

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. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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GoQuest North Finglas Exit 5 M50 ©
GoQuest North Finglas Exit 5 M50
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 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 Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in February, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Petřín, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, and admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Prague holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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