56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
14
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights

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night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porto visit planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Porto is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Quebec City to Porto. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quebec City in May, with highs in Porto at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Capela dos Ossos. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira) and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and visit Alfama.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Popular historic sites such as Catedral Primada and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Alcazar of Segovia), Avila (Cathedral of Avila, The Walls of Avila, &more) and Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & Museo del Greco). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the galleries of Museo Cerralbo, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia
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Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

5
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.
Let the collections at Dali Theatre-Museum and Museu Picasso capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dali Theatre-Museum, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, thenget to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally make a trip to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City travel website.

You can fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Let the collections at Topography of Terror and Urban Nation capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at De Nieuwe Kerk, and walk around Vondelpark.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Atomium. Explore hidden gems such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and René Magritte Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Basilica of the Holy Blood, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), explore the galleries of Maison d'Erasme, and ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in June, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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.
Blenheim Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose. When in London, make a side trip to see Combe Mill in Long Hanborough, approximately Long Hanborough away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Blenheim Palace, Combe Mill
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The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), National Wallace Monument (in Stirling) and Doune Castle (in Doune). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edinburgh visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in June, plan for slightly colder days in Edinburgh, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Pitlochry, Rosslyn Chapel
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St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Irish Whiskey Museum and Kilkenny Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin travel route site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

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nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, thensee a show at Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, thenappreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and finally explore and take pictures at Perlan. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, thenget engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Reykjavik takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Dublin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©
Perlan ©
Perlan

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