55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 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
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, 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.
Visiting Cascata delle Marmore and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Rome at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Duomo di Siena in Siena--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up 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
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Magic Fountain and La Boqueria. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa de La Barceloneta. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and grab your bike and head to Carretera de Les Aigues.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fishing Charters & Tours
Carretera de Les Aigues ©
Carretera de Les Aigues

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Acueduct of Segovia and Catedral Primada. Get in touch with nature at Horse Riding Madrid and Parque de la Bombilla. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, head outdoors with Rock Trips Spain, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip site .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 14°C and 3°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

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Park and National Palace of Pena. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Walking tours
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and BobCat Alpacas. Step off the beaten path and head to Edinburgh Old Town and Calton Hill. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bournemouth Beach and Hyde Park. Change things up with a short trip to Feldon Valley in Brailes (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Feldon Valley, Bournemouth Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Feldon Valley ©
Feldon Valley

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Luxembourg Gardens and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris travel website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°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:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Topography of Terror and East Side Gallery. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

4
nights
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 Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and examine the collection at Czech Repubrick.

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

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shoes on the Danube and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Danube River, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

To plan Budapest vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Danube River
Danube River
Shoes on the Danube ©
Shoes on the Danube

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Basilica Cistern. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online trip builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

Similar Plans

57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ITALY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans