52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

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. Nyhavn and Stroeget are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Christiansborg Slot, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a trip to Grabrodretorv.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Copenhagen. In June, Copenhagen is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

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, then see 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, then steep 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
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
St. Vitus Cathedral and Lobkowicz Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Staromestske namesti and Kostel sv. Mikuláše will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Hradcany, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip site.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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 cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. 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 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Head to Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Andrassy Avenuefor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Shoes on the Danube Bank. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Areas of Istanbul and Hagia Sophia. Explore hidden gems such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul visit planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 Temple of Hephaestus. Fortress Palamidi and Plaka 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 still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Athens at 86°F and lows at 70°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

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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 St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and stop by Trastevere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Barcelona Cathedral and El Barri Gòtic 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 10 min away. There's much more to do: stop by El Born, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and admire the striking features of Casa Vicens.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 Promenade Le Corbusier for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colline du Chateau overlook and San Peyre. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Menton (Cemetery of the Old Chateau & Basilica St. Michel). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, wander the streets of Place Rossetti, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

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, then wander 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 59°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

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Essex Farm Cemetery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Pierre Marcolini. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Martin's Cathedral, Saint George's Memorial Church, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online journey planner.

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 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sainte-Chapelle and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Visiting Île de la Cité and Paris Plage will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Grand Canal & The Trianons & The Hamlet). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Eustache.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

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 Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wallace Collection and St. Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Westminster, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24: