59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Dover, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Beaune, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Eger, Hungary
— 1 night
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Kastellet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Stroeget, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, steep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen itinerary website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In June in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Forth Sea Safaris (in North Queensferry) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, stroll through Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online holiday planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:

Dublin, Ireland

— 6 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Vagabond Tours (in Greystones) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 5 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Tintern Abbey for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Ferns Castle and Jerpoint Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Secret Valley Wildlife Park (in Wexford), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Reginald's Tower (in Waterford). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, examine the collection at Hook Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny tour planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

London, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stonehenge and Buckingham Palace. Step out of London to go to Waltham Abbey and see Coda Falconry, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read London road trip planner.

Fly from Kilkenny to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:

Dover, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. On the 30th (Thu), stroll through The Big Cat Sanctuary and then take in the exciting artwork at Turner Contemporary. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House, then surround yourself with nature on Dover Sea Safari, and then explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dover driving holiday app.

Take a train from London to Dover in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Dover

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). On 6th (Wed), while away the hours contemplating the architecture of Palace of Versailles. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Dover to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dover in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:

Beaune, France

— 4 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbaye de Fontenay and Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune. Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Beaune with an excursion to Maison Milliere in Dijon--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Galeries Bartoux Beaune, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Notre Dame.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Beaune trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Beaune in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Beaune can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Beaune

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. You'll explore and learn at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee Matisse. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip builder site.

Fly from Beaune to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Beaune in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian Railway Museum (Magyar Vasuttorteneti Park). Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Go for a jaunt from Budapest to Vacratot to see Nemzeti Botanikus Kert about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at Memento Park, get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip planning site.

You can fly from Nice to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Eger.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Eger, Hungary

— 1 night

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
On the 22nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Eger Castle, then examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Dobo Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eger trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Eger in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Eger

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Armoury Chamber, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum and then contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Eger to Moscow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. While traveling from Eger, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and examine the collection at Faberge Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg vacation site.

Fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Province of Leinster travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
The repuplic's capital city stands as the centerpiece of Province of Leinster, making it Ireland's most populous province as well as the most visited. The province, which is made up of 12 counties, covers the entire eastern coast of Ireland, with scenic coastline, beaches, and seaside towns as part of the landscape. The region supports the busy hustle and bustle of Dublin as well as the quieter, lush-green countryside that operates at a slower pace.

Kent travel guide

3.8
Castles · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Garden of England
Located practically in London's backyard, Kent features a lush countryside dotted with thriving farms and fruitful orchards. Popularly known as the "Garden of England" due to its extensive agriculture, Kent has historically been the focal point for invasion attempts from Europe. In a fascinating reversal, the region is now a major embarkation point for tourism to mainland Europe. This area is also the beer heartland of England, with flourishing production of world-famous Kent hops, fine ales, and award-winning local wines, all of which are a must on your list of things to do here. The long coastline includes numerous beach towns and villages, many still retaining their Victorian charm. A holiday would not be complete without a visit to the pride of Kent, its celebrated Canterbury Cathedral, the most famous religious structure in England and a World Heritage Site.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.