55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Beaune, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

6
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Stonehenge. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Mompesson House). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, admire the natural beauty at Isabella Plantation, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dover, United Kingdom

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Popular historic sites such as Dover Castle and Roman Painted House are in your itinerary. Secret Wartime Tunnels and Walmer Castle and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Dover: Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve (in Stodmarsh), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Brabourne). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Dover Sea Safari, pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of St Augustine, examine the collection at The Micro Museum, and contemplate the long history of Sound Mirrors designed and built by Percy Rothwell.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dover road trip planning tool.

Take a train from London to Dover in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Paris, France

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more) and Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Dover to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Beaune, France

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maison des Climats, view the masterpieces at Galeries Bartoux Beaune, do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Corton C., then examine the collection at Maison aux Mille Truffes by l'Or des Valois, then do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and finally see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

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Take a train from Paris to Beaune in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Beaune sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take a stroll through The Panier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Marseille road trip tool.

Take a train from Beaune to Marseille in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beaune in June: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Nice, France

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Croisette. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint-Paul de Vence and Musee Picasso. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux), Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nice travel route planning site.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Budapest is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

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Eger, Hungary

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Dobo Square, learn about winemaking at Kovacs Nimrod Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minorita Templom, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, and finally step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt and then see the interesting displays at Egri Road Beatles Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Eger attractions site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Eger takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Get some cultural insight at Moscow Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum. When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, approximately Dubrovitsy away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Andronikov Monastery.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Eger to Moscow takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Eger to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Eger in July, you will find days in Moscow are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

6
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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

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.
Appreciate the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum. Visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, and steep yourself in history at New Peterhof Railway Station.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

6
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Kastellet. Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Stroeget, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and make a trip to The Little Mermaid.

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

Getting from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Aarhus, Denmark

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
On the 24th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Skovby Kirke. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, and then explore the historical opulence of Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aarhus day trip planner.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Kent travel guide

3.8
Castles · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Garden of England
Located practically in London's backyard, Kent features a lush countryside dotted with thriving farms and fruitful orchards. Popularly known as the "Garden of England" due to its extensive agriculture, Kent has historically been the focal point for invasion attempts from Europe. In a fascinating reversal, the region is now a major embarkation point for tourism to mainland Europe. This area is also the beer heartland of England, with flourishing production of world-famous Kent hops, fine ales, and award-winning local wines, all of which are a must on your list of things to do here. The long coastline includes numerous beach towns and villages, many still retaining their Victorian charm. A holiday would not be complete without a visit to the pride of Kent, its celebrated Canterbury Cathedral, the most famous religious structure in England and a World Heritage Site.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Cote d'Or travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Gift & Specialty Shops
Côte-d'Or is a premier wine-growing department in the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region that produces what are inarguably the world's finest, and definitely most expensive, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, from some of the most rigorously and painstakingly classified vineyards in the world. Many people attest that the abundance of monasteries in the department has been the reason for the vast and well-maintained viticulture. No matter what you believe, this abundance of monasteries means that there are many historical abbeys and religious attractions to visit between vineyard tours and wine tastings.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Russia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.