52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
7
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
10
Nice, France
— 4 nights
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
14
Paris, France
— 4 nights
15
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Saviour's Church and Rosenborg Castle. Christiansborg Slot and Kastellet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stop by Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grabrodretorv.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen day trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In June, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, thensee the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, thensteep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

3
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.
St. Vitus Cathedral and Staromestske namesti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Prague Castle and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Hradcany, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Center of Vienna and Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche). There's lots more to do: walk around Schonbrunner Gardens, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and don't miss a visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Head to Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Streetfor some retail therapy. Visit St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Matthias Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . Explore hidden gems such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Temple of Hephaestus and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and stop by Monastiraki.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens vacation maker app.

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. In June, Athens is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Fortress Palamidi
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in June, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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.
Popular historic sites such as Barcelona Cathedral and Ciutat Vella are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach. Step out of Barcelona to go to Lloret de Mar and see Parish Church of Sant Roma, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by El Born, get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lloret de Mar
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Born ©
El Born
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia

4
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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colline du Chateau overlook and Promenade Le Corbusier. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice journey maker website.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Menton, San Peyre, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, La Pointe de l'Aiguille
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, wander the streets of Niederdorf, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, thenwander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Zurich is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Grand Place and Ramparts Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Martin's Cathedral, Saint George's Memorial Church, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels holiday builder website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Brussels sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ieper (Ypres)
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sainte-Chapelle and Louvre Museum. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Grand Canal & The Trianons & The Hamlet). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Churchill War Rooms and Westminster. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museums.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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