53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights

4
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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.
Let the collections at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Anna Akhmatova Museum capture your imagination. Palace Square and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Khram Svyatykh Apostolov Petra I Pavla, examine the collection at Museum of Playing Cards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg day trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Palace Square
Palace Square

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Prague Castle and NaFilM: National film museum. Visit Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Prague by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in February: high temperatures in Prague hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
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NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel planner.

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges & Groeningemuseum). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and examine the collection at Atomium.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bournemouth Beach and Combe Mill. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In March in London, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Burford, Bournemouth Beach, Combe Mill
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alcazar of Segovia and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Catedral Primada and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see Puerto De Cotos about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker tool.

You can fly from London to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza Maggiore and Palazzo Vecchio. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio, Piazza Maggiore
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

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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.
Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

4
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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 Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, don't miss a visit to Freyung, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vienna, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Liberty Statue and Heroes' Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hungarian National Museum, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

6
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Sultanahmet District and Bentler Tabiat Parki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 15:
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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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