57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
12
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, shop like a local with Covent Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. In April, London is cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Visiting Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' and Minnewater Lake will get you outdoors. Groeningemuseum and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bruges, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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.
Visiting Zandvoort aan Zee and Singel will get you outdoors. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately The Hague away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get all the equipment you need at Hotel Scooters.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zandvoort aan Zee
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Get some historical perspective at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square. Step out of the city life by going to Eco Path and Dyuny Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, and view the masterpieces at Tretyakov's Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 12 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

4
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.
House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, kick back and relax at Roman Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sas Hill Nature Reserve, and savor the flavors at Central Market Hall.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest road trip website.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get outside with Donauinsel, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and make a trip to Mariahilfer Strasse.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary website.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take an in-depth tour of Strahov Monastery, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and explore the galleries of St. George's Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague vacation planning site.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Prague to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Val d'Orcia. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Castello del Trebbio, Val d'Orcia, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome online attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Carta and Kundry Bottega d'Arte. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Miniaci Art Gallery & Fornillo). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip website.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Ravello hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ravello to Istanbul in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Bentler Tabiat Parki ©
Bentler Tabiat Parki
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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