52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Trastevere. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

Lusaka, Zambia to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lusaka to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Venice, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:

Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hofburg, steep yourself in history at Mozarthaus Vienna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bratislava.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, and then take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Dolna Krupa Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, then get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Bratislava are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salzburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Red Bull Hangar-7. Explore Salzburg's surroundings by going to Filzmoos (in Filzmoos), Ski Deisenberger (in Leogang) and Obertauern Ski Resort (in Obertauern). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kitzsteinhorn, examine the collection at Haus der Natur, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and make a trip to Mirabell Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Salzburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.
Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Appreciate the collections at Alte Pinakothek and BMW Welt. Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate the long history of Asamkirche, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich road trip app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Berlin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Potsdamer Platz and Neues Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Paris, France — 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planner.

Fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Nice, France — 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Massif du Tanneron and Station de Ski L'Audibergue. Lérins Islands and Le Suquet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Nice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Las Ramblas for their historical value. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Seville.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

Seville, Spain — 4 nights

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Wine Tours & Tastings. Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Dona Felisa Winery in Ronda, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, shop like a local with Gran Via, and explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.