55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Penza, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Nieuwe Kerk), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more) and The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). There's still lots to do: walk around Vondelpark, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

Leicester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

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Rijksmuseum
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Anne Frank House
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Van Gogh Museum
4.5

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to museum buffs. Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and make a trip to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
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Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Serres Royales De Laeken. Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady & Carolus Borromeus Church). There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

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World heritage site
Grand Place
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Casa di Giulietta. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Castello di Vezio (in Vezio), Varenna (S. Giovanni Battista & Chiesa di San Giorgio) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

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Fly from Brussels to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in June, with highs in Milan at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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Duomo di Milano
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World heritage site
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
4.7
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Museo di Castelvecchio
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

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 Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip app.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

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 Pantheon. Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bratislava.

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Pantheon
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Colosseum
4.7

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Bratislava, Slovakia

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Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Town Hall, browse the exhibits of Devin Castle, then take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), and finally admire the masterpieces at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, make a trip to St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and finally contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Bratislava in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Bratislava is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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History Museum
Devin Castle
4.5

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©

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.
Staromestske namesti and Jewish Museum in Prague are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Vitus Cathedral and Karlstejn Castle. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague driving holiday tool.

Drive from Bratislava to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Bratislava in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Religious Site
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.7

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 8th (Thu), learn about all things military at Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip maker site.

You can fly from Prague to Kyiv (Kiev) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Kyiv (Kiev). Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

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World heritage site
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
4.6
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World heritage site
St. Sophia's Cathedral
4.7

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Moscow Kremlin and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Andronikov Monastery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow holiday planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Moscow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Moscow due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Penza.

Things to do in Moscow

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World heritage site
Moscow Kremlin
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World heritage site
Red Square
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Penza, Russia

Penza ©
Penza is a city and the administrative center of Penza Oblast, Russia, located on the Sura River, 625km southeast of Moscow. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at V. Klyuchevskiy's Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of One Picture, then see the interesting displays at Literature Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Meyerhold Museum of Theatrics. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Holy Transfiguration Monastery, see the interesting displays at Zarechny Museum and Exhibition Center, and then see the interesting displays at Penza Museum of National Creativity.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Penza online trip builder.

Getting from Moscow to Penza by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Moscow to Penza due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Penza

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

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 Russian Museum. You'll explore and learn at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and see the interesting displays at The Marly Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Penza to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Penza to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

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The State Hermitage Museum
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Visit Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle for their historical value. National Museum of Denmark and Frederiksborg Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer), Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). There's lots more to do: visit Stroeget, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, and walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Historic Walking Area
Nyhavn
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History Museum
National Museum of Denmark
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