58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
12
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
14
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website.

Milan, Italy to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. Change things up with a short trip to St Mary's Church in Swinbrook (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Saatchi Gallery, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Mary's Church
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges will appeal to history buffs. Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bruges vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and train from London to Bruges takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Let the collections at Skansen and Vasa Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, learn about all things military at Army Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and walk around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Stockholm vacation maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Stockholm at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
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 a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. You'll explore and learn at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Museum of Playing Cards, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khram Svyatykh Apostolov Petra I Pavla, and take an in-depth tour of The Church Building Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg travel planner.

Getting from Stockholm to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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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
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, examine the collection at Powder Tower, explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Prague by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Albertina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and steep yourself in history at Freyung.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Eger Castle in Eger--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Hungarian National Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Eger Castle
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern. Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: highs in Istanbul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Rome: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Pitti Palace and Museo di San Marco will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Museo di Castelvecchio). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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