59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and The Little Museum of Dublin. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dublin, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edinburgh Old Town and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Edinburgh using our trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Tate Modern.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in London sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Hayman's Distillery ©
Hayman's Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Montparnasse Tower. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and stop by Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip website.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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 the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and put a fun spin on your tour with CityQuester.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 36°F and 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
Beer Tastings & Tours
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Center of Vienna and Schonbrunner Gardens. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shoes on the Danube Bank and Szechenyi Lanchid. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In February in Budapest, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online visit planner.

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in February, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 50°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Istanbul Modern ©
Istanbul Modern

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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Pieta and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey maker site.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in February, expect nights in Rome to be a bit cooler, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
La Pieta ©
La Pieta
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Piazza della Signoria. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Duomo di Siena, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and The Magic Fountain. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Barcelona sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid tour planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Madrid reach 52°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Bairro Alto. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). There's much more to do: visit Alfama, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 Madrid in February: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 60°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Walking tours
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto

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