55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
13
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
15
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Pieta and Cupola di San Pietro. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Viterbo (Viterbo Historic Centre, Palazzo dei Papi, &more) and Villa Lante (in Bagnaia). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for slightly colder days in Rome, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Viterbo
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Duomo and Centro Storico. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Food Tours
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel route builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Placa d'Espanya and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Salou (Llevant Beach, Avenida Jaume I, &more) and Monumento a los Castellers (in Tarragona). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, and stop by Ciutat Vella.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Salou, Monumento a los Castellers
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Miradouro da Senhora do Monte and Praia da Nazare. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Nazare (Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, Miradouro do Suberco, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and get great views at Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nazare
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Speed Boats Tours
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte ©
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and The Famine Sculptures. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower & Medieval Mile Museum) and Waterford (John Condon Memorial, Bishop's Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around St Stephens Green, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin tour planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Kilkenny, Howth Hills
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edinburgh Old Town and Holyrood Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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The Realm VR ©
The Realm VR
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Greenwich. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, take a stroll through Westminster, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Food Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Place des Vosges and Île de la Cité. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert), Arras (Grand Place, Place des Heros, &more) and Orleans (Jardin des Plantes, Parc Floral Orleans, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Orleans, Arras, Musee Somme 1916
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and MOOF Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Walking tours

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Efteling and Museum Quarter. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Canals area in Utrecht, approximately Utrecht away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, deepen your understanding at Body Worlds, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary planning app .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Efteling, Canals area, Zaanse Schans
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Vitus Cathedral and Franz Kafka Monument. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Karlovy Vary (Vridelni kolonada, Diana Lookout Tower, &more) and Hlavni kolonada (in Marianske Lazne). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague attractions planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Karlovy Vary, Hlavni kolonada
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schonbrunner Gardens and Wachau Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Burgruine Aggstein (in Spitz), Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob (in Krems an der Donau) and Durnstein (Stift Durnstein, Burgruine Duernstein, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and ponder the world of politics at Osterreichisches Parlament.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Durnstein, Burgruine Aggstein, Wachau Valley, Burgerspitalkirche St. Philipp & Jakob
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Sultanahmet Square. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, make a trip to Hippodrome, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

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You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Walking tours
Sultanahmet Square ©
Sultanahmet Square

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