55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 3 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder website.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Athens is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Athens to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 3 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Vergina and see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Ladadika District.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki vacation planning tool.

Getting from Athens to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in September, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tirana.
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Tirana, Albania — 2 nights

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, brush up on your military savvy at BunkArt 2, and then make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Durres Amphitheatre.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tirana vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Tirana takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Thessaloniki to Tirana is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Podgorica.
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Podgorica, Montenegro — 2 nights

One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Get out of town with these interesting Podgorica side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Virpazar) and Ostrog Monastery (in Dabojevići). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Skadar and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Podgorica travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tirana to Podgorica in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with a short trip to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir (about 46 minutes away). Dedicate the 7th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace and stroll through Marjan Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Split travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Split are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 3 nights

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Split to Zagreb takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in October, things will get a bit cooler in Zagreb: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Bled Castle (in Bled). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. October in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary app.

Getting from Ljubljana to Venice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Thu), make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

Discover how to plan a Florence trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bologna vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Bologna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monaco-Ville.
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco — 2 nights

Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Princess Grace Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, and then steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, then admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monaco-Ville trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Milan to Monaco-Ville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, Monaco-Ville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice attractions planner.

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monaco-Ville. October in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Parc National des Calanques, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and visit The Panier.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marseille online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 2 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, and then delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier visit planner.

Drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Seville on the 1st (Wed).
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then stop by Barrio Santa Cruz. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ceramicas Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

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Fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Seville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Sat), walk around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For maps and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Câmara Municipal & Quinta da Regaleira). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

Plan trip to Porto with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. November in Porto sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Porto in November: high temperatures in Paris hover around 12°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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