55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Colle del Gianicolo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome due to the time zone difference. In November, Rome is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Siena and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Magic Fountain and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at Carretera de Les Aigues and Playa de La Barceloneta. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and stop by Las Ramblas.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona route maker.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fishing Charters & Tours
Carretera de Les Aigues ©
Carretera de Les Aigues

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get outdoors at Rock Trips Spain and Horse Riding Madrid. Discover out-of-the-way places like Acueduct of Segovia and Catedral Primada. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque de la Bombilla ©
Parque de la Bombilla
Horse Riding Madrid ©
Horse Riding Madrid

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Park and National Palace of Pena. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Walking tours
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and St Stephens Green. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Merrion Square, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin attractions 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
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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 Arthur's Seat and National Museum of Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Calton Hill and BobCat Alpacas. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, learn something new at Lessons & Workshops, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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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.
Get outdoors at Bournemouth Beach and Feldon Valley. Explore hidden gems such as National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in London are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bournemouth Beach, Feldon Valley
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Feldon Valley ©
Feldon Valley

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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 Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Hotel Scooters and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Discover out-of-the-way places like Vondelpark and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, meet the residents at ARTIS, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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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 Room Escape Games and Lesser Town. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Prague sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Room Escape Games
Beer Tastings & Tours

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Szechenyi Lanchid. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Danube River
Danube River
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul travel site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Food Tours
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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