50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Birmingham, Train to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Engelberg
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Natural History Museum. When in London, make a side trip to see Coda Falconry in Waltham Abbey, approximately Waltham Abbey away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, make a trip to Tower of London, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Covent Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London online trip itinerary planner.

Amritsar, India to London is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Amritsar to London, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in January, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or De Kaaskamer. Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Hertenkamp Bloemendaal (in Bloemendaal). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), make a trip to De Nieuwe Kerk, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Seine River. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Belfry of Bruges, &more). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Antica Roma Anticuario, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, take a stroll through Gran Via, view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center, and stop by Diseno Propio. Artesania..

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online day trip planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Madrid in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in January: highs in Madrid hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Engelberg.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Engelberg, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Get a sense of the local culture at Glasi Hergiswil and Teufelsbrucke. Escape the urban bustle at Titlis and Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Engelberg: Victorinox Factory Store (in Ibach), Alpine Sports Andermatt (in Andermatt) and Fronalpstock (in Stoos). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Trubsee, snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk, identify plant and animal life at Engelberg Fuerenalp, and make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

Start your trip to Engelberg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madrid to Engelberg. In January, Engelberg is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Rigi and Uetliberg Mountain. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Haus zum Rech. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne) and Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich online travel route planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. Head to DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Kunstkomorafor some retail therapy. Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Lesser Town, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral.

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Getting from Zurich to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Xocolat. Step out of Vienna with an excursion to Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, make a trip to Stephansplatz, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. February in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Casa di Giulietta capture your imagination. Visiting Canal Grande and Y-40 The Deep Joy will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more), Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Chiesa degli Eremitani) and Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning website.

Fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in February, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in February: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of the city life by going to Planet Blue Diving Center and Arvanitia beach. For shopping fun, head to TASTE3 or Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Bourtzi in Nafplio, approximately Nafplio away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens holiday planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.