51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bus to Detroit, Fly to London Heathrow
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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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.
Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: stop by Greenwich, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, hunt for treasures at Borough Market, and contemplate the long history of Wallace Collection.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London travel planner.

Windsor, Canada to London is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Windsor to London. When traveling from Windsor in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Ghent City Center and Saint Bavo's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Groeningemuseum, &more), Gravensteen (in Ghent) and Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & Grote Markt). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, make a trip to Grand Place, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from London to Brussels by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brussels is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris route builder app.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Vila Vella (Old Town). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Barcelona to Monte-Carlo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Rhine Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Titlis and Altstadt Luzern. Step out of Zurich to go to Kriens and see Paragliding Luzern, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and contemplate the long history of Lenin Apartment Zurich.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zurich, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Dachau Palace, then contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then examine the collection at BMW Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munich travel route planning website.

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mark's Campanile and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Prato della Valle). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Munich in May, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza della Signoria and Duomo di Siena. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Lucca (Le mura di Lucca, St Martin Cathedral, &more), Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto) and Siena (San Cristoforo & Piazza del Campo). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence route builder.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Pantheon and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, wander the streets of Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip site.

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Melk Abbey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schonbrunner Gardens and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Castle Grafenegg (in Grafenegg), Wallfahrtskirche Maria Laach (in Maria Laach am Jauerling) and Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Melk). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Stephansplatz, get your bearings at State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna journey website.

Fly from Athens to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Vienna is minus 1 hour. In June, Vienna is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
Visit Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Spanish Synagogue. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Hradcany, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Franz Kafka Monument.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Prague online trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Vienna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to East Side Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the galleries of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and then admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Zaanse Schans. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Saint Bavo (in Haarlem) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's lots more to do: visit The Jordaan, stroll around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.