55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Fly:  16 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 30 min
13
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
14
Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
15
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
16
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planning tool.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 16- hour flight. Traveling from Port Elizabeth to Lisbon, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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4
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: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Casa de Campo, and fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui.

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

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online journey maker.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Rouge as well as Laser Paris. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Laser Paris ©
Laser Paris
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Gruuthusemuseum, Belfry of Bruges, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, get your game on at VirtualRoom - Virtual Reality Brussels, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

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Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Brussels in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of train and flight from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast online trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Belfast sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
City Hall ©
City Hall

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, explore the engaging exhibits at Dynamic Earth, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planning tool.

Fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Realm VR ©
The Realm VR
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Foxhunt.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Fun & Games Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and make a trip to The Little Mermaid.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, have some family-friendly fun at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Berlin

Fun & Games Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin ©
WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin
Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin ©
Make a Break – Escape Room Berlin
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 14th (Sun), have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then cruise along Gornergrat.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Berlin to Zermatt in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Nature Parks
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

1
night
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): wander the streets of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb, and finally stop by Kredenca Zagreb.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb online holiday builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Zagreb in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Zagreb sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Zagreb
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships

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nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Ottavio Quartione.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Zagreb to Pompeii in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zagreb in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Pompeii: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Pompeii to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pompeii to Athens. In February in Athens, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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