52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Oslo, Norway
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Berlin, Germany
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Warsaw, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
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Oia, Greece
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Turin, Italy
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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La Condamine, Monaco
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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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.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, then stroll the grounds of Assistens Cemetery, then examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, and finally look for gifts at Illums Bolighus.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Copenhagen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Copenhagen is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get much colder in Copenhagen: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Sergels Torg, stroll through Angbybadet, step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), stroll through Gorvalnbadet, then buy something for everyone on your list at Taby Centrum, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Yasuragi Day Spa.

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Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in December; daily highs in Stockholm reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 5th (Mon), browse the different shops at Vikaterrassen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordmarka, then identify plant and animal life at Oslomarka, then contemplate the long history of Oscarsborg Fortress, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Well. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, stop by Mathallen Oslo, stroll through Ingierstrand Beach, then kick back and relax at Storoyodden, then take an in-depth tour of Baerums Verk, and finally wander the streets of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in December, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Clydeside Distillery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, then walk around Glasgow West End, and finally steep yourself in history at Nelson Mandela Place. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Merchant City, sample the tasty concoctions at Tennents Wellpark Brewery, steep yourself in history at The Tenement House, then admire the landmark architecture of House for an Art Lover, then stop by Gouldings Garden Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Chatelherault.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Glasgow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Oslo to Glasgow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in December, Glasgow is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally take a stroll through Grafton Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of O'Connell Street, stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, then take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): catch a live event at Emirates Stadium, see where the action happens at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, see where the action happens at Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum, then stroll around Hampstead Heath, and finally make a trip to Trafalgar Square. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Regent Street, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, see where the action happens at Wembley Stadium, admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London Ice Rink, and finally steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

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You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, stop by GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then browse the exhibits of Atomium, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels travel planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Kalverstraat, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On the next day, make a trip to Museum Quarter, wander the streets of Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, then shop like a local with Mark Raven Amsterdam Art, and finally engage your brain at Body Worlds.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tee off at Golf-&Country-Club Seddiner See, steep yourself in history at Neues Palais, then get outside with Karl Foerster Garten, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building. On the next day, visit Potsdamer Platz, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then take a stroll through Mitte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Golf

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Zlote Tarasy, wander the streets of Memorial at Mila 18, hit the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and finally admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), then examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, then wander the streets of Osiedle Przyjazn, and finally contemplate the long history of Industrial settlement in Zyrardow.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, then see the interesting displays at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kostel sv. Mikuláše. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, examine the collection at Powder Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague route builder site.

You can fly from Warsaw to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg, contemplate the long history of Votivkirche, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, appreciate the history behind Maria Theresia Denkmal, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Central Market Hall, take in the exciting artwork at Balazs Folk Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On your second day here, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to New York Palace, stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, then admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Wineries

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the activities along Jarun Lake, browse the different shops at Arena Centar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then explore the world behind art at Atelier Mestrovic, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, kick back and relax at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, explore the world behind art at Museum of Arts and Crafts, then take in the exciting artwork at Image of War - War Photography Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and finally look for gifts at Break Time.

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Getting from Budapest to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then take a stroll through Anafiotika, and finally get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, don't miss a visit to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally visit Plaka.

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You can fly from Zagreb to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Zagreb to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Zagreb in December, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Oia, Greece

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at White Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally awaken your taste buds at Kallisti Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, browse the exhibits of Art Space, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and finally stop by Atlantis Books E.E..

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oia online trip maker.

Fly from Athens to Oia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In January in Oia, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 4th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Oia to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Rome. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Oia in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ruine Stein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, identify plant and animal life at Sattel Hochstuckli, enjoy the sand and surf at Bad Hirsgarten, kick back and relax at Wyden Badi, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Zurich route planner.

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Turin.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, then stop by FOL Gourmet Popcorn, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, get outside with Colline di Torino, explore the world behind art at Musei Reali, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, then look for all kinds of wild species at Associazione Centro Cicogne E Anatidi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Donato.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turin online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charles Church, browse the different shops at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, then get a taste of the local shopping with Marché de la Condamine, and finally tee off at Monte Carlo Country Club.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turin to Monte-Carlo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Monte-Carlo is a bit warmer than Turin - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping · Casinos

La Condamine, Monaco

— 1 day
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue, make a trip to Place du Palais, contemplate the long history of Palais de justice de Monaco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then shop like a local with Chocolaterie de Monaco, and finally Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

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

La Condamine is very close to Monte-Carlo. In January, daily temperatures in La Condamine can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in La Condamine

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Sat), wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercat del Art de la Placa de Sant Josep Oriol. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, steep yourself in history at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and finally take a stroll through El Born.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from La Condamine to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, get a dose of the wild on Natura Navas / Wildlife Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Alberche, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Marlborough. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, wander the streets of La Latina, get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then kick back and relax at Praia de Carcavelos, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Colombo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon attractions planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.