58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Nancy, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hunterian Museum and Hampstead Heath. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Royal Academy of Arts, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Highgate Cemetery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London travel route planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Jose in October; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery and Dublin Mountains. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Slane Whiskey Distillery (in Slane) and St. Patrick's College (in Maynooth). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casino Marino, take an in-depth tour of Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Dublin Liberties Distillery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin attractions site.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Edinburgh, get engrossed in the history at National War Museum of Scotland, and stop by Jeffrey st. Whisky and Tobacco.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary builder website.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Tales from Iceland. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, and look for gifts at Hidden People Iceland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. In October, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Edinburgh - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 4 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Semsvannet and EKT Rideskole og Husdyrpark. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of 22 July Centre, take a stroll through Vulkan Neighbourhood, trek along Damstredet & Telthusbakken, and step off the mainland to explore Lindoeya Island.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oslo driving holiday website.

Fly from Reykjavik to Oslo in 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 4 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skogskyrkogarden and Royal Armory. Take a break from Stockholm with a short trip to Sigtuna Boardwalk in Sigtuna, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, learn more about the world around you at Swedish Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Alemana, and steep yourself in history at Riddarholmen Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Stockholm sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jens Olsen's World Clock and Storebælt. When in Copenhagen, make a side trip to see Slagelse Lystanlaeg in Slagelse, approximately Slagelse away. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tarnet, admire the local landmark of Dragon Fountain, explore the world behind art at Ordrupgaard, and take an in-depth tour of Medical Museion.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Copenhagen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 4 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Explore hidden gems such as Eilenriede - Park and Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: St. John's Church (in Luneburg) and Ballhofplatz (in Hannover). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Deichstrasse, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Polizeimuseum Hamburg, and don't miss a visit to U-Bootmuseum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hamburg vacation planning app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 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 Classic Remise Berlin and Designpanoptikum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gleis 17, Grunewald, take a stroll through Nicholas Quarter, take an in-depth tour of German Resistance Memorial Center, and explore the world behind art at Berlinische Galerie.

You can plan Berlin trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Domschatzkammer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Andreas Kirche, and then see the interesting displays at Kathe Kollwitz Museum. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Jagdschloss Falkenlust, stroll around Bunter Garten, and then see the interesting displays at Schifffahrtmuseum Dusseldorf.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne journey planning tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 4 nights

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Petrusse Casemates and Bofferding. Step out of Luxembourg City to go to Rumelange and see Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Rockhal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playground Avenue Monterey - Pirate Ship, stroll around Edmund Klein Park, and steep yourself in history at Holy Ghost Citadel.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City travel planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stop by Alsace Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pagan Wall, and then learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Antoine Ehrhart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Europe Bridge and then make a trip to La Popartiserie.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg travel planner.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nancy.
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Nancy, France — 4 nights

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Explore hidden gems such as L'arc Here and Porte Desilles. Explore Nancy's surroundings by going to Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation (in Gravelotte) and Place de la Comedie (in Metz). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, pause for some photo ops at Porte Sainte Catherine, don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, and stroll around Parc Olry.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nancy tour planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Nancy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Nancy, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and Cimetiere de Montmartre. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, and take in the views from Pont-Neuf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Nancy to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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