52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Saviour's Church and National Museum of Denmark. Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Slot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, take a memorable tour with Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grabrodretorv.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen day trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In June, Copenhagen is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
St. Vitus Cathedral and Hradcany are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip site.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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 some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and Schonbrunner Gardens. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Center of Vienna and Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Head to Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Andrassy Avenuefor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Liberty Statue. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. June in Budapest sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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 Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . Explore hidden gems such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Athens at 86°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in June, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Barcelona Cathedral and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach. Step out of Barcelona to go to Lloret de Mar and see Parish Church of Sant Roma, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: stop by El Born, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and admire the striking features of Casa Vicens.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colline du Chateau overlook and Place Massena. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice journey maker website.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, wander the streets of Niederdorf, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Zurich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, get a taste of the local shopping with De 9 Straatjes, and admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Eglise Saint Jacques Sur Coudenberg. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Pierre Marcolini. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint Martin's Cathedral, Saint George's Memorial Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sainte-Chapelle and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Grand Canal & The Trianons & The Hamlet). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

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 Churchill War Rooms and Wallace Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Westminster, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods