59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Kiruna, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly
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Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Almagro, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 26 nights

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London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Coda Falconry and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), Cirencester Amphitheatre (in Cirencester) and Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, discover the deep blue sea with DiveMania Scuba Limited, and admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, stroll around Hagaparken, then see the interesting displays at Stockholm Transport Museum (Sparvagsmuseet), and finally stroll around Kungstradgarden Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, head off the coast to Riddarholmen, look for all kinds of wild species at The Green Trails, then appreciate the history behind Storkyrkan, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stockholm online route planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Stockholm, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Stockholm reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kiruna.
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Kiruna, Sweden — 4 nights

Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Visiting Abisko National Park and Ice Driving will get you outdoors. Visit Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård and Kiruna Kyrka for their historical value. Explore Kiruna's surroundings by going to Abisko (Aurora Sky Station & Lights Over Lapland) and Trollsjon (in Bjorkliden). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the sky in a new way at Esrange Space Center, discover the riches below the earth's surface at LKAB's Visitor Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Midnattssolstigen.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kiruna road trip app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Kiruna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in January, expect nights in Kiruna to be cooler, around -20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Malmo.
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Malmo, Sweden — 2 nights

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Get in touch with nature at Snogeholms strovomrade and Falsterbo Strand. Visit Malmohus castle and Lund Cathedral for their historical value. Explore Malmo's surroundings by going to Ystad (Ales Stenar & The Abbey in Ystad). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, have fun at Stadsparken, stroll around Kungsparken, and don't miss a visit to Little Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Malmo trip planning app.

Fly from Kiruna to Malmo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kiruna in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Malmo, with highs around 4°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner.

You can drive from Malmo to Copenhagen in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): cruise along Tour Delft - Private Tours, then head outdoors with Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally walk around Vondelpark. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally get outside with Piscine L'Espadon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de la Chapelle, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, examine the collection at Atomium, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, examine the collection at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Gravensteen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally examine the collection at Torture Museum Oude Steen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip tool.

Take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Visiting Camino de Ronda and Playa de La Barceloneta will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Montserrat (Sant Jeroni & Montana de Montserrat). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, stroll through Delta del Llobregat, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker site.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Alicante.
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Alicante, Spain — 2 nights

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 18th (Sat), stroll through El Palmeral, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de Ponent, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Levante, then wander the streets of El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, and finally make a trip to Placa del Castell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), then surround yourself with nature on Oxytours, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Alicante online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Alicante takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Almagro.
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Almagro, Spain — 2 nights

On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de las Tablas de Daimiel and then get a dose of the wild on Caminos del Guadiana. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Almagro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Teatro, and then don't miss a visit to Teatro Municipal de Almagro.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Almagro vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Alicante to Almagro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Alicante in February; daily highs in Almagro reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 26 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra and Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Mirador del Valle, Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, &more), Sepulveda (Iglesia de San Bartolome & Andatura) and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Carrascal del Rio). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Almagro to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Madrid, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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Province of Alicante travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Landmarks
One of the country’s most prosperous regions, Alicante Province is known for near-perfect climatic conditions, arguably the best in the country, and a series of sandy beaches and seaside resorts ideal for a relaxing holiday. Despite the prosperity driven by tourism, modernity runs right alongside tradition in this province, and visitors are often surprised to find hamlets completely unaffected by the 21st century hidden in the rugged mountains of the interior. A region of contrasts, the province is home to a diverse population, including a huge community of Nordic residents who have found homes away from home in the small settlements along the coast.
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Province of Ciudad Real travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Ciudad Real is a city in Castile–La Mancha, Spain, with a population of c. 75,000. It is the capital of the province of Ciudad Real. It has a stop on the AVE high-speed rail line and has begun to grow as a long-distance commuter suburb of Madrid, which is located 115 miles (185 km) to the north of Ciudad Real.HistoryCiudad Real was founded by King Alfonso X The Wise in the 13th century (1255) to fight with the Military Order of Calatrava. During the Middle Ages, four kilometres of walls and one hundred and thirty towers protected a population made up of Christians, Muslims and Jews.After the unification of the Iberian kingdoms under the Catholic Monarchs, Ciudad Real became the capital of the province of La Mancha in 1691. This fact favoured its economic development which was shown by the construction of several important buildings. In 1755, however, an earthquake centred on Lisbon destroyed many of these buildings. In 1809, during the Peninsular War, French troops defeated their Spanish counterparts and occupied the city, using the local hospital as their headquarters and barracks.Main sightsThe Plaza Mayor sits in the centre of Ciudad Real. Today, only two parts of the wall that surrounded the city in medieval times remain standing. Don Quixote's Museum is situated next to Parque de Gasset.

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