56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Akrokorinthos for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Hephaestus and Fortress Palamidi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Mycenae (Lion Gate & Citadel and Treasury of Atreus) and Archaeological Museum of Nauplion (in Nafplio). There's lots more to do: stop by Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online travel planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Akrokorinthos
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. On the next day, stop by the White, Santorini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, thenview the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and finally explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fira vacation site.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Castelli of Pyrgos, Experience Horse Riding
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
Castelli of Pyrgos ©
Castelli of Pyrgos

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Prijeko street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Kupari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Srebreno Beach, and look for gifts at Dubrovnik Treasures.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik vacation maker website.

You can fly from Fira to Dubrovnik in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Dubrovnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Srebreno Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Srebreno Beach ©
Srebreno Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Museo Diocesano e Capitolare di Terni (in Terni) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Spoleto, Vatican City, Terni, Orvieto, Villa d'Este
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Get some cultural insight at Piazza della Signoria and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Chiusdino (Abbazia di San Galgano & Eremo di Montesiepi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence journey planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Chiusdino
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and FIFA World Football Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bahnhofstrasse and Grossmunster. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

5
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.
Head to La Croisette and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleyafor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Vieille Ville and Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon) and Old Town (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Nice trip maker tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Scuba & Snorkeling, La Croisette, Basilica St. Michel, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of El Born, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)

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 discover tucked-away gems like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Visit Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Highclere Castle and Stonehenge. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Gallery and Houses of Parliament. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, and stroll the grounds of Highgate Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Highclere Castle, Stonehenge
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Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Visit Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, step into the grandiose world of Scottish National War Memorial, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh travel route planner.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

5
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.
Shop till you drop at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidseplein. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Zaanse Schans. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal Station & Markthal). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rotterdam, Zaanse Schans, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stockholm Old Town and The Green Trails. Royal Palace and Skogskyrkogarden will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka & The English Bookshop). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, examine the collection at Skansen, don't miss a visit to Fjallgatan, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taby Centrum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Uppsala, Taby Centrum
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The Green Trails ©
The Green Trails
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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