50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Pyrgos, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and St Stephens Green. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel planning site.

Fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Jardin des Tuileries. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Musee de la Grande Guerre in Meaux, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and visit Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Body Worlds. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and visit The Jordaan.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gendarmenmarkt and Berlin Central Station. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, walk around Theresienwiese, then explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich vacation site.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, stop by Dorsoduro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

Plan a Venice trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Munich in December, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and St. Mark's Church. There's lots more to do: stroll around Zrinjevac, make a trip to Tunel Gric, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Arts and Crafts, and stop by Take Me Home.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Zagreb takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Zagreb reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Medjugorje.
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Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Missionarie della Famiglia Ferita Maria and then take in the awesome beauty at Apparition Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bosnaseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koski-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Kajtaz House, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Medjugorje travel app.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Medjugorje takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in December: highs in Medjugorje hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then steep yourself in history at Vijećnica, then steep yourself in history at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Sarajevo Clock Tower. On the next day, make a trip to Sarajevo War Tunnel, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo road trip planning website.

Getting from Medjugorje to Sarajevo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion. On the next day, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, don't miss a visit to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens tour website.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sarajevo to Athens is 1 hour. In December in Athens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pyrgos.
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Pyrgos, Greece — 3 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Skafidia and Vlychada Cave. Step out of Pyrgos to go to Olympia and see Olympia Land Winery, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pyrgos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Pyrgos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 5th (Thu).
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, admire the landmark architecture of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Pyrgos to Rome by car takes about 19 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pyrgos to Rome due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To plan Florence vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, appreciate the history behind Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, and finally tour or see a show at Grimaldi Forum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the waterfront at Port de Fontvieille, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip builder website.

You can drive from Florence to Monte-Carlo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll around Ciutadella Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Catalunya. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc Guell, then take in the waterfront activity at El Puerto de Barcelona, and then don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Plaza Mayor. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler 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 19th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.
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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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