50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Colmar, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
6
Trier, Germany
— Few hours
7
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
9
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
14
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
16
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
17
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Gran Via. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Catedral Primada & Casco Historico de Toledo). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, take in the exciting artwork at La Casa Encendida, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid route maker app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Madrid is much colder than Buenos Aires - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parc Guell and Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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 Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Paris Catacombs and Disneyland Paris. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Old Town and then get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colmar holiday planner.

Take a train from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Colmar, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums Neighborhoods
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Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musee du Jouet ©
Musee du Jouet

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Centre-ville de Strasbourg will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Place Stanislas and Œuvre de la cathédrale. Change things up with a short trip to Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix in Rhodes (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through La Petite France, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, don't miss a visit to Place Kleber, and steep yourself in history at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg itinerary maker tool .

Strasbourg is just a stone's throw from Colmar. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Place Stanislas, Œuvre de la cathédrale, Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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hours
Trier, Germany

Trier
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Trier vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Trier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Trier, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will leave for Cologne on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. Attractions like Chocolate Museum and Koelner Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. When in Cologne, make a side trip to see Konigsallee in Dusseldorf, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), take a stroll through Historic Old Town, and make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cologne day trip website .

Getting from Trier to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Cologne

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigsallee
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Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Groeningemuseum. Family-friendly places like Minnewater Lake and The Markt will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip maker site .

You can drive from Cologne to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the striking features of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then take a stroll through Patershol, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent sightseeing website .

Ghent is very close to Bruges. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Patershol ©
Patershol

2
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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Attractions like ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. It doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience and contemplate the waterfront views at Singel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ghent to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. Escape the urban bustle at Strandbad Muggelsee and Drachenberg. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, contemplate the waterfront views at Obersee, and stop by Ed & Fred Nussdepot.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Transport Artists. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prague Zoo and Petrinska rozhledna. The adventure continues: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip planner .

Fly from Prague to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Munich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites
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Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden and then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich route app .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in January, Munich is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Arena di Verona about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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