58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
12
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Milan, Italy

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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website.

Milan, Italy to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St Mary's Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and The British Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 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. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Mary's Church
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood will appeal to history buffs. Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bruges holiday tool.

Getting from London to Bruges by combination of car and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Bruges, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam itinerary tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Let the collections at Skansen and Vasa Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, learn about all things military at Army Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and walk around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Stockholm vacation maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Stockholm at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. You'll explore and learn at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Anna Akhmatova Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, explore the historical opulence of Catherine's Body, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online trip builder.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can 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
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, examine the collection at Powder Tower, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Prague by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, and see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Eger Castle in Eger--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Hungarian National Museum, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Eger Castle
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, contemplate the long history of KIz Kulesi, examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul journey app.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour 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 (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 15°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Museo di Castelvecchio are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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