59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planning app.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Athens, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Athens, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome visit planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 3 nights

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.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see La Croisette in Cannes, approximately Cannes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Munich holiday planner.

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Munich to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to London is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in January, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary website.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brussels is 1 hour. Traveling from London in January, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 5 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin travel route planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 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: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, stop by Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at a local thermal spa, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.