53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace & Park Ensemble Sergiyevka will appeal to history buffs. The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum, explore the galleries of Catherine's Body, and contemplate the long history of Khram Svyatykh Apostolov Petra I Pavla.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg itinerary maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and NaFilM: National film museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Astronomical Clock. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, and explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica.

Discover how to plan a Prague trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in February, expect Prague to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Venture out of the city with trips to Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Belfry of Bruges. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge & Groeningemuseum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Atomium.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planning tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Burford, Bournemouth Beach, Combe Mill
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Alcazar de Segovia and Catedral Primada. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see Puerto De Cotos about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and steep yourself in history at Museo Cerralbo.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online visit planner .

Fly from London to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 Campanile di Giotto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza Maggiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence vacation planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Piazza Maggiore, Castello del Trebbio
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Albertina and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, contemplate the long history of Freyung, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vienna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Vienna, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and make a trip to Andrassy Avenue.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in April, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 15:
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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