55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Cologne
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Lisbon, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Lisbon, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Knights’ Square, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Pisa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pisa when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip builder app.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Innsbruck, Austria

— 3 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Go for a jaunt from Innsbruck to Maurach to see Achensee about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alpenzoo.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck travel planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Innsbruck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in May: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 67°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, then make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan day trip website.

Drive from Innsbruck to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Innsbruck in May; daily highs in Milan reach 73°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Interlaken takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in May; daily highs in Interlaken reach 63°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Paragliding Luzern, then go all around town with Free Walk Lucerne, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lucerne online attractions planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Schaffhausen, Switzerland

— 3 nights
The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Explore Schaffhausen's surroundings by going to Kartause Ittingen (in Warth) and Napoleon Museum (in Salenstein). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Johann, take an in-depth tour of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen, and step into the grandiose world of Munot.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Schaffhausen day trip website.

Drive from Lucerne to Schaffhausen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then walk around Lindenhofplatz.

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Drive from Schaffhausen to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally make a trip to KolnTriangle.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planning tool.

Getting from Zurich to Cologne by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June in Cologne, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, snap pictures at Magere Brug, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Cologne in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Dublin, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Unitarian Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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