56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Potsdam, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Ljubljana, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Train to Basel SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris Orly
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 5 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Cologne (Cologne Cathedral & St. Agnes), Schumannhaus (in Bonn) and Baden-Baden (Lichtentaler Allee, Museum Frieder Burda, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), browse the exhibits of Fortress Marienberg, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum.

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

Christchurch, New Zealand to Frankfurt is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Frankfurt, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Frankfurt is slightly colder than Christchurch - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche & The Dresden Zwinger). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip site.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Potsdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Potsdam, Germany

— 2 nights

Versailles of Germany

Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
On the 29th (Mon), look and learn at URANIA-Planetarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potsdam's Gardens, then walk around Sanssouci Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Werderaner Wachtelberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow, contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche, step into the grandiose world of Sanssouci Palace, then don't miss a visit to Potsdam Friedenskirche, and finally steep yourself in history at Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Potsdam journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Potsdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, get great views at Petřín, appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague itinerary planner.

Getting from Potsdam to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Vienna, Austria

— 6 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Hundertwasserhaus.

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

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 4 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bratislava: Vino Fiala (in Modra), Cerveny Kamen Castle (in Cerveny Kamen) and VINO MRVA & STANKO (in Trnava). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, admire the landmark architecture of The old Slovak National Theater, contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Bratislava journey planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Bratislava sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 6 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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 22nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Maksimir, then look and learn at Zagreb Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Zagreb sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Trieste, Italy

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Trieste: Azienda Agricola Giorgio Colutta (in Manzano), Castello di Strassoldo di Sotto (in Cervignano del Friuli) and Parco Brolo (in San Quirino). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carso Triestino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, and do a tasting at Weingut Il Roncal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Trieste road trip site.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Trieste takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zagreb in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Trieste, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Trieste

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Trieste to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Trieste in April, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey builder website.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

On the 8th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature