55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Firenzuola, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
15
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
16
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
17
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
18
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
End: Budapest, Hungary

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Ulica Florianska, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Krakow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

Find out how to plan Berlin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Leidseplein, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, take a stroll through Red Light District, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip tool .

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read London vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In June in London, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow online driving holiday planner .

Fly from London to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Get some cultural insight at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and National Museum of Scotland. And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, admire the landmark architecture of Georgian House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Writers Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, stop by Cleo Knitwear, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Ferns Castle, Malahide Castle
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Azkorri.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bilbao travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Dublin to Bilbao by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Bilbao. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect Bilbao to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Popular historic sites such as Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Barcelona, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bilbao to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bilbao in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then stop by A Outra Face da Lua, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then take a stroll through Alfama.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Forum of Augustus, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Rome. Traveling from Lisbon in July, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

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

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Firenzuola.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Firenzuola, Italy

Firenzuola
To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Firenzuola day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Firenzuola takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will leave for Bologna on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Firenzuola

Parks Nature Museums

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Firenzuola to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Historic Sites Nightlife

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
On the 29th (Sat), wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Ljubljana to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Do your shopping at Vienna Naschmarkt and Altmann & Kühne. Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Visit Halaszbastya and Liberty Statue for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Matthias Church, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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