57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sagres, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly to Kiev Zhuliany International Airport, Drive to Chernobyl
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Chernobyl, Ukraine
— 1 night
Drive to Kiev Zhuliany International Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Fondation Louis Vuitton. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Convento de Cristo and Park and National Palace of Pena. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Capela dos Ossos. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Castelo de Almourol (in Praia do Ribatejo), Praia da Nazare (in Nazare) and Centro Historico de Evora (in Evora). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Sagres, Portugal

— 1 night

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Cordoama and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sagres day trip tool.

Drive from Lisbon to Sagres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Sagres

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Albufeira, Portugal

— 1 night

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Praia da Falesia.

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

Traveling by car from Sagres to Albufeira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Alcazar of Segovia and Museo Sorolla. Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Royal Palace of Madrid. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (Catedral Primada & Church of Santo Tomé). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Albufeira in January, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Museu Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc de Montjuic.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday tool.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Turin.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Egizio and Forte di Bard. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Scuola Sci Evolution (in Gressan), Via Lattea (in Sauze d'Oulx) and Pista di Fondo Marmotta Rosa (in Riva Valdobbia). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino and ski along the peaceful trails at Pragelato.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect Turin to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

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Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Il Cenacolo and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Castello Sforzesco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Cattedrale di Parma (in Parma) and Duomo di Modena (in Modena). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milan road trip website.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Milan, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Roman Forum. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, make a trip to St. Peter's Square, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in February, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

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Venice, Italy

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica of St. Anthony. Explore hidden gems such as ATN Laguna Sud and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua), Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Basilica di Santa Anastasia (in Verona). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and New Budapest Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Fly from Venice to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in February; daily highs in Budapest reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chernobyl.

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Chernobyl, Ukraine

— 1 night
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a city in the restricted Chernobyl Exclusion Zone situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, near Ukraine's border with Belarus. On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chernobyl journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Budapest to Chernobyl. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Chernobyl is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Budapest in February, with highs in Chernobyl at 0°C and lows at -6°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Chernobyl

Historic Sites
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Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chernobyl to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get outdoors at Nordmarka and Tryvann Ski Resort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Viking Ship Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, walk around Vigeland Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helsinki in March, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tadre Molle and National Museum of Denmark. Take a break from the city and head to Bidstrup Skovene and Pangea Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Fuglereservat Gundsomagle So (in Veksoe) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Our Saviour's Church, visit Nyhavn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot.

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Getting from Oslo to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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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.
Get outdoors at Calidris Birdsafaries and Strand van Wijk aan Zee. Museum-lovers will get to explore Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the engaging exhibits at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then see the interesting displays at The Hidden House of Madame de Berry, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at SnowWorld. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Strand Sint-Annaland, identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen, and then take in the views from Erasmus Bridge.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

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Algarve travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.