56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Rome, Italy
— 18 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Phoenix, United States

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Cutty Sark. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, take a stroll through Westminster, examine the collection at Charles Dickens Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder tool.

Phoenix, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in London at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster ©
Westminster
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Christ Church Cathedral, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Sheldonian Theatre, thenlook for gifts at Blackwell's Bookshop, and finally get curious at History of Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip maker.

You can drive from London to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Oxford University Museum of Natural History ©
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sally Lunn's Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bath tour planner.

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Herschel Museum of Astronomy ©
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Manvers Street Baptist Church ©
Manvers Street Baptist Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, examine the collection at Musee Bruxellois de la Gueuze, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, thensee the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the striking features of Guild Houses.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Brussels by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bath to Brussels. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at English Reformed Church, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, thenexamine the collection at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, thenpause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Portuguese Synagogue, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the interesting displays at Body Worlds.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©

6
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 Ile Saint-Louis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Musee Rodin and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee de Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topography of Terror and Classic Remise Berlin. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Vysehrad Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum ceskeho granatu. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ceske Muzeum Hudby, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ludmila.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planning website.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vysehrad Cemetery ©
Vysehrad Cemetery
Spanish Synagogue ©
Spanish Synagogue
Kostel sv. Mikuláše ©
Kostel sv. Mikuláše

3
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.
Belvedere Palace and The Hofburg will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Historic Center of Vienna and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo), thencontemplate the long history of Citadel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thenexamine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Correr. Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Piazza San Marco will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice vacation planner.

Fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©

18
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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more), Tarquinia (Palazzo Vitelleschi, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, &more) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, make a trip to Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Viterbo, Tivoli, Tarquinia
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of El Born, examine the collection at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, thenstroll around Parc Guell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, thenget engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, thendon't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Catalunya.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Born ©
El Born
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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