57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Fly:  17 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
13
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
14
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
15
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Comedy Gold Club, National Botanic Gardens, Butlers Chocolate Experience, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and St. Patrick's Church. Escape the urban bustle at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Greystones Blue Flag Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Grafton Street, get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Port Elizabeth to Dublin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Port Elizabeth in January, with highs in Dublin at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, St. Patrick's Church, Greystones Blue Flag Beach
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Wicklow Mountains Tour ©
Wicklow Mountains Tour
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Georgian House as well as Scottish National Gallery. Visit Rosslyn Chapel and The Tenement House for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Change things up with a short trip to Snow Factor in Renfrew (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, and contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Snow Factor, The Tenement House
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and National Gallery. It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Great Fire of London.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London attractions website.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The Monument to the Great Fire of London ©
The Monument to the Great Fire of London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Body Worlds, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Frauenkirche Dresden. Visit Bebelplatz and Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Bad Saarow (Arbora Kletterpark, Arnold Palmer Golfplatz, &more) and Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse & Neues Grünes Gewölbe). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, get your game on at EXIT Game, get a new perspective on nature at Museum fuer Naturkunde, and take in the exciting artwork at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussicher Kulturbesitz.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Dresden, Bad Saarow
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to Staromestske namesti, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Steel Figures, then learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Prague tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Room Escape Games as well as Copa Beach. You'll explore and learn at The Hofburg and Time Travel Vienna. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vienna: Melk (Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt & Melk Abbey) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and learn about all things military at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary site.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Melk, Wachau Valley
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Andrassy Avenue for their historical value. Do your shopping at Vaci Street and Elfenbein Comforters. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get your game on at E-Exit Escape Game, stroll around Margaret Island, and contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Budapest sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For shopping fun, head to Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' or Psit Jewellery. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Anafiotika.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in February: high temperatures in Athens hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Church of St. Louis of the French. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Piazza Venezia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in February, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Vecchio ©
Palazzo Vecchio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

3
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.
Visit Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ca' Rezzonico and Bressanello Artstudio. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio). On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, then make a trip to Porta dei Borsari, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Verona holiday builder tool.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Verona, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Île de la Cité and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Verona to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Boqueria and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: visit El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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