51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Fribourg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Savior on the Spilled Blood. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

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Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Explore Stockholm's surroundings by going to Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka, Museum Gustavianum, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Medeltidsmuseet, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan).

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Uppsala
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg, then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and finally see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, then brush up on your military savvy at Cold War Museum Stevnsfort, then examine the collection at Stevns Klint, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Ghost.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Stevns Klint, Cold War Museum Stevnsfort
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Amalienborg ©
Amalienborg
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), then meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, then admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and finally steep yourself in history at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online itinerary maker .

Getting from Copenhagen to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost and Prague Zoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Town Square, examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, and head outdoors with Prague for Two.

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

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Visit Belvedere Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein), Burgruine Aggstein (in Spitz) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirche am Steinhof, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Burgruine Aggstein, Burgruine Duernstein
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Visit Matthias Church and Citadel for their historical value. Budapest Pinball Museum and Hospital in the Rock will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church.

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

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Step off the beaten path and head to Suleymaniye Cami and Food Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Topkapi Palace and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Spend the 19th (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, and take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online travel route planner .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, examine the collection at Musee Ariana, then examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Columns. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice), then explore the world behind art at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Istanbul to Geneva by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in December, Geneva is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Fribourg.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Nyon
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon

2
nights
Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg ©
Fribourg or Freiburg is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district La Sarine. On the 23rd (Mon), snap pictures at Pont du Milieu and then take in the views from Bern Bridge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to L'Hotel de Ville, see the interesting displays at Across the Screen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de la Maigrauge, then examine the collection at Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Art and History.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fribourg trip planner.

Take a train from Geneva to Fribourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Fribourg

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre ©
Across the Screen ©
Across the Screen
Museum of Art and History ©
Museum of Art and History

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History and BELvue Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brussels travel route builder .

You can drive from Fribourg to Brussels in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Fribourg in December, Brussels is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and The Jordaan. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wallace Collection and National Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Tower of London are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The British Museum, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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