52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., wander the streets of Grafton Street, and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary website.

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham), River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in London sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bruges route planner.

Do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the galleries of Atomium, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

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You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Markt (in Delft) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the striking features of MedienHafen, then admire the striking features of Neuer Zollhof, then don't miss a visit to Rheinstrand, and finally don't miss a visit to Kaiserswerth.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf trip planning site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Dusseldorf are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cologne.
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cologne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Cologne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

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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: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cologne to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Prague to Karlstejn to see Karlstejn Castle about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Prague online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and make a trip to Haus der Musik Wien.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Eger (MagicTower, Dobo Square, &more). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church.

Make your Budapest itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, and finally cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Zagreb by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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 out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in September; daily highs in Venice reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome journey maker app.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (All'Orto de' Pecci, Duomo di Siena, &more), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30: