51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul route maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Prague online holiday planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning site.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny Castle, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning app.

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in June: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, visit El Barri Gòtic, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (San Francesco, Piazza del Campo, &more) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

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Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary website.

Fly from Rome to Fira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Fira is 1 hour. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens online holiday planner.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.