52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Quinta da Regaleira and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. There's much more to do: visit Alfama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Lisbon, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Lisbon is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mirador del Valle and Royal Palace of Madrid. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip website.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Magic Fountain and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, shop like a local with La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Palau Guell, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roman Forum and Galleria Borghese. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, make a trip to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Siena and Piazza dei Miracoli. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parco Giardino Sigurta and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Museo di Castelvecchio (in Verona). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

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 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in May, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schonbrunner Gardens and Belvedere Palace. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

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 off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Keukenhof and Begijnhof. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Haarlem and see Frans Hals Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and visit The Jordaan.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online road trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luxembourg Gardens and Sainte-Chapelle. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and National Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take a spin around town with BrakeAway Bike Tours, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planning website.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in London hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

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 Walking tours and St Stephens Green. The adventure continues: walk around Phoenix Park, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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