50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Benidorm, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, and then identify plant and animal life at Greifvogelstation. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and then get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Popular historic sites such as Musegg Wall and Hofkirche are in your itinerary. Visiting Mt Pilatus and Biosphaere Entlebuch will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello Sforzesco and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, wander the streets of Brera District, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milan attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in December, you will find days in Milan are a bit warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 night

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 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Charles Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, Monte-Carlo is a bit warmer than Milan - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Born and Ciutat Vella. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), view the masterpieces at Artevistas Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel route planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Benidorm.
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Benidorm, Spain — 3 nights

A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Platja de Ponent and Playa de Levante. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Castell de Guadalest and Placa del Castell. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Jaume i Santa Anna.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Benidorm trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Benidorm in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and tram. December in Benidorm sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Clement Basilica. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Piazza della Rotonda. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Roma dal Cielo Terrazza delle Quadrighe, see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum, and contemplate the long history of Domus Aurea.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Benidorm to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Benidorm in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vatican City.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

Vatican City, Italy — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello and then explore the ancient world of Necropoli della Banditaccia. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vatican City day trip website.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In December, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannaregio and Ponte di Rialto. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, and admire the masterpieces at Ca' Rezzonico.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Vatican City to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vatican City in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Helsinki, Finland — 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helsinki Cathedral and The National Museum of Finland. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Helsinki in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emanuel Vigeland Museum and The Well Spa Resort. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of 22. juli-senteret, explore the world behind art at Queen Sonja Art Stable, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Huk.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Oslo trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Oslo is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bergen.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen and then get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen and then glide along the water with Gone Paddling AS.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen online trip builder.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -1°C in Bergen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and Begijnhof. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at Body Worlds, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glasgow West End and House for an Art Lover. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tenement House and The Mackintosh House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: Troon Beach (in Troon) and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (in Ayr). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hunterian Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip maker website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Glasgow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Glasgow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like 14 Henrietta Street and Portmarnock Beach. Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Grafton Street. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and see some colorful creatures with Feelgood Activities.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Doolin.
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Doolin, Ireland — 2 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and then admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Clare Jam Company, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Doolin online trip builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Doolin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. January in Doolin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to London.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Saatchi Gallery. Visit Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, shop like a local with Regent Street, and don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Doolin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Monaco travel guide

4.1
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.
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County Clare travel guide

4.1
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.
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