56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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1
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
9
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob (in Krems an der Donau), Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt (in Weissenkirchen) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Melk Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Vienna is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Vienna is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Auckland in May, expect nights in Vienna to be little chillier, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob, Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt, Burgruine Duernstein
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

4
nights
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.
Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and San Giorgio Maggiore. Step out of Venice to go to Vicenza and see Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice visit planner.

Getting from Vienna to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and Pitti Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Chiusdino (Abbazia di San Galgano & Eremo di Montesiepi), Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Camposanto). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Pisa, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Roman Forum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Villa Lante (in Bagnaia) and Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online holiday maker.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Villa Lante
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
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Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
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.
On the 21st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenstroll around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, stop by El Born, thentake a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip maker website.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Born ©
El Born
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral de Segovia. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Cerralbo will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to The Walls of Avila in Avila, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, visit La Latina, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing site.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Quinta da Regaleira and Capela dos Ossos. Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra) and Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas & Batalha Monastery). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora).

Make your Lisbon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha, Evora, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty and Curracloe Beach. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Trim Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore), Ballyheigue Beach (in Ballyheigue) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder website.

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Dublin reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Ballyheigue Beach, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill War Rooms and Buckingham Palace. Step out of London with an excursion to Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums.

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

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. June in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oxford
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Maintenon, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chantilly
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Serres Royales De Laeken are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Rubens House (Rubenshuis) (in Antwerp) and Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk (in Bruges). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brussels visit planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bruges, Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, and visit The Jordaan.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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