54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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54 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 13th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Siena Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, savor the flavors at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Room Escape Games
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Park and National Palace of Pena and Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sintra
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 Luxembourg Gardens and Île de la Cité. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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 Kilmainham Gaol and Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village) and Rock of Dunamase (in Portlaoise). Spend the 10th (Mon) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through St. Stephen's Green, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin visit planner.

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In June, Dublin is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray, Rock of Dunamase, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Room Escape Games
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
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 the less-touristy side of things at Stockholm Old Town and Fjallgatan. Venture out of the city with trips to Tyresta National Park (in Tyreso) and Tom Tits Experiment (in Sodertalje). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, identify plant and animal life at The Green Trails, explore the activities along Lake Malaren, and get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stockholm travel planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Stockholm, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tom Tits Experiment, Tyresta National Park
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Tyresta National Park ©
Tyresta National Park
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Experimentarium. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), look for all kinds of wild species at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip builder tool .

You can fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Experimentarium, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, have fun at Top Gun Prague Shooting Events, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Mala strana.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague journey site .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Prague are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Room Escape Games
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Margaret Island and Hospital in the Rock. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Prague in June, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Budapest Pinball Museum ©
Budapest Pinball Museum
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Margaret Island ©
Margaret Island

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Basilica Cistern. Spend the 3rd (Wed) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, make a trip to Sultanahmet Square, and stroll through Gulhane Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in July, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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