57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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La Condamine, Monaco
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

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 (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alban's Church, explore the galleries of Amalienborg, then steep yourself in history at Kastellet, then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), then kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, and finally savor a hot drink at National Gallery of Denmark.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen journey builder website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Government Building
Christiansborg Slot
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Religious Site
Our Saviour's Church
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Nyhavn
4.5

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Langholmen, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Taby Centrum, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, head off the coast to Sodermalm, then stroll the grounds of Skogskyrkogarden, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online journey planner.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in December; daily highs in Stockholm reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Skansen
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Castle
Royal Palace
4.2
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Specialty Museum
ABBA The Museum
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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), stop by Mathallen Oslo, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, then find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), identify plant and animal life at Oslomarka, stroll through Nordmarka, take a stroll through Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: highs in Oslo hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buchanan Street and Merchant City. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glasgow Green and Provand's Lordship. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with House for an Art Lover, and pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow tour itinerary app.

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. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Glasgow, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts, browse the eclectic array of goods at George's Street Arcade, then don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shankill Beach, and finally browse the exhibits of The Gerard Byrne Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Guinness Storehouse
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Specialty Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
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London, United Kingdom

London ©

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 some historical perspective at Wallace Collection and Houses of Parliament. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, take a stroll through Holland Park, and stop by Soho.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

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, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Highlights from your trip
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Government Building
Houses of Parliament
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World heritage site
Westminster
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Art Museum
Wallace Collection
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Le Marais, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Neighborhood
Montmartre
4.4

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Mary Chocolatier. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and National Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the activities along Herengracht, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then browse for treasures at Tertius Collection, then do sightseeing at your own pace with Self-Guided Tours & Rentals, and finally stop by The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij 't IJ, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally browse the different shops at De Beurspassage.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Anne Frank House
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Neighborhood
The Jordaan
4.7

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Potsdam's Gardens and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mall of Berlin and Die Hackeschen Hoefe. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Neues Palais, Sanssouci Palace, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
East Side Gallery
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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Old Town and Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Municipal Beach. Step out of Warsaw with an excursion to Beach City Serock in Serock--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, make a trip to Nowy Swiat, browse the different shops at Westfield Arkadia Shopping Mall, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Berlin to Warsaw by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Warsaw are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Old Town
4.6
Military Museum
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ludmila. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vysehrad Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague day trip planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Religious Site
St. Vitus Cathedral
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World heritage site
Staromestske namesti
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, and finally admire the striking features of Cafe Gloriette.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, steep yourself in history at Citadel, examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, wander the streets of Vaci Street, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get outdoors at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Jarun Lake. Head to Arena Centar and Image of War - War Photography Museumfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Zagreb side-trips: Varazdin (Old Town & Varazdinska Katedrala Uznesenja Blazene Djevice Marije Na Nebo), Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zagreb online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zagreb

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

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 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, browse the exhibits of Technohoros Art Gallery, take a stroll through Anafiotika, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally stroll through Areopagus. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take a stroll through Plaka.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary maker app.

Fly from Zagreb to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zagreb in January, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Acropolis of Athens
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Neighborhood
Plaka
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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Cultural Village, kick back and relax at Red Beach, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then explore the galleries of MATI Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Castle of St Nicholas, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Church, then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oia online visit planner.

Getting from Athens to Oia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Landmark
Sunset in Oia
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Winery / Vineyard
Artemis Karamolegos Winery
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

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 9th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Domus Aurea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, then contemplate the long history of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally make a trip to Piazza Venezia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Oia to Rome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from Oia in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Pantheon
4.8
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Colosseum
4.7
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Roman Forum
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Venetian Arsenal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Cannaregio
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Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zoological Museum, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, then explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, wander the streets of Niederdorf, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then see the interesting displays at FIFA World Football Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Zoological Museum
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Neighborhood
Old Town
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Turin, Italy

Turin ©

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.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musei Reali, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, then explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, then take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo di Antichita, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, then examine the collection at Palazzo Barolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turin planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Musei Reali
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Art Museum
Museo Egizio
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Palazzo Reale
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

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Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Charles Church, pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, browse the different shops at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, tee off at Monte Carlo Country Club, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and finally shop like a local with Marché de la Condamine.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in January: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos
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Casino Square
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Saint Charles Church
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La Condamine, Monaco

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La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Place du Palais, pause for some photo ops at Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue, appreciate the history behind Grimaldi Statue, then examine the collection at Stamps and Money Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the La Condamine driving holiday planner.

La Condamine is very close to Monte-Carlo. In January, daytime highs in La Condamine are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through La Barceloneta, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, get outside with Bunker del Carmel, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, wander the streets of El Born, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from La Condamine to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Neighborhood
El Born
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Neighborhood
El Barri Gòtic
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Madrid, Spain

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Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through La Latina, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then examine the collection at Naval Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

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Picnic Madrid
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Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
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Plaza Mayor
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Lisbon, Portugal

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City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, make a trip to Rua Augusta, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Colombo. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, then wander the streets of Rossio Square, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Rua Augusta
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Alfama
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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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