54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
Train
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Essen, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive
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Miskolc, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive
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Kosice, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Poznan, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lodz, Poland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Kloster Einsiedeln. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Landesmuseum and Niederdorf. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi, buy something for everyone on your list at Einkaufszentrum Glatt, stop by Maurice de Mauriac, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of St Peter's and St. Lorenz Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Nuremberg (Frauenkirche & Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House)) and Regensburg (Altes Rathaus, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munich visit planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Stuttgart, Germany

— 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then pause for some serene contemplation at Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys, and then wander the streets of Konigstrasse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Stuttgart day trip planning site.

Getting from Munich to Stuttgart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Frankfurt, Germany

— 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Stadel Museum and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. Get some historical perspective at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) and Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park). Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Darmstadt (Kirche Hl. Maria Magdalena & Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at German Film Museum and buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt journey planning website.

Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Essen.

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Essen, Germany

— 2 nights

Shopping City

For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
On the 31st (Fri), wander the streets of Konigsallee and then get outside with Baldeneysee. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Ruhr Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Folkwang, and then see the interesting displays at Soul of Africa Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Essen trip planning app.

Getting from Frankfurt to Essen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in Essen

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Palace of Tears. Get some cultural insight at Mitte and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. There's lots more to do: visit Potsdamer Platz, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, get a new perspective on nature at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berlin holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Essen to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

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Dresden, Germany

— 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Let the collections at Stadtmuseum Dresden and Transport Museum Dresden capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stallhof and Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments. There's much more to do: stop by Neustadt, examine the collection at The Royal Porcelain Collection, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Lesser Town. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Astronomical Clock and Spanish Synagogue. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Gallery of Steel Figures, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brno.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Brno, Czech Republic

— 1 night

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Brno Technical Museum, contemplate the long history of Mintmaster’s Cellar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James' Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brno route planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Brno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Graben and Kohlmarkt and Vienna Naschmarkt. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Albertina, don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, and examine the collection at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vienna tour builder app.

Drive from Brno to Vienna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 17th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Aupark Shopping Center, and then view the masterpieces at Multium - space and mirror gallery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Bratislava takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

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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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Faust Wine Cellar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Central Market Hallfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, stroll through Roman Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Budapest sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Miskolc.

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Miskolc, Hungary

— 1 night
Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. On the 23rd (Sun), boost your wellbeing at Cave Bath of Miskolctapolca, then examine the collection at Herman Otto Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church and Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miskolc trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Miskolc takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Miskolc can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kosice.

Things to do in Miskolc

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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Kosice, Slovakia

— 1 night

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
On the 24th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Massage Studio Meridian, then get a taste of local nightlife at Knihkupectvo Artforum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kosice journey app.

Getting from Miskolc to Kosice by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kosice can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Kosice

Spas · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums
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Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Popular historic sites such as Wieliczka Salt Mine and Church of St. Peter and St. Paul are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wawel Cathedral and Krakow Pinball Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at HistoryLand, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Krakow trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kosice to Krakow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

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Wroclaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to MovieGate and Centrum Historii Zajezdnia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum) and Muzeum Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Wroclaw City Museum, join the crowd at Wroclaw Racing Center - indoor karting, and contemplate the waterfront views at Odra River.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wroclaw journey planning website.

Getting from Krakow to Wroclaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Poznan.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
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Poznan, Poland

— 2 nights
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Zamek Cultural Center and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Poznan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Poznan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Poznan are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Warsaw.

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Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, and then take an in-depth tour of Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then don't miss a visit to Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Poznan to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in February, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lodz.

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Lodz, Poland

— 3 nights

Boat City

Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alexander Newski Cathedral, wander the streets of Piotrkowska Street, and then soak in style at Destresso. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography in Lodz and then browse the different shops at Manufaktura.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lodz visit planning tool.

Getting from Warsaw to Lodz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Lodz are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. You will leave for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Lodz

Shopping · Spas · Neighborhoods · Museums
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