52 days in Europe & Ireland Itinerary

52 days in Europe & Ireland Itinerary

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52 days in Europe & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  11​h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  7​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
10
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
11
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
16
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tibidabo Amusement Park, Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge, Dark Past Night Walking Tour, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona travel route website .

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Barcelona

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
You've added The Matterhorn, Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, Lake Brienz, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, & more).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Interlaken in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in May, with highs in Interlaken at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, The Matterhorn, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Lake Brienz, Grindelwald-First
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Jet Boat Interlaken ©
Jet Boat Interlaken
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes VizioVirtu Cioccolateria, Gioielleria Eredi Jovon, Ca' Macana, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In May, Venice is a bit warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Nightlife Nature
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Paper Owl ©
Paper Owl
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Il Presepe dei Netturbini, Sketching Rome Tours with Kelly Medford, Roman Forum, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums.

To find maps and tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Athens Tours Greece, Plateia Syntagmatos, Monastiraki, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 20°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toBerlin.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Transportation
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Athens to Berlin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Saviour, see the interesting displays at Rosenborg Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then look for gifts at Artisaani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Oslo on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 28th (Mon), examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Kon-Tiki Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Fram Polar Ship Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. On the next day, examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planning site .

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Oslo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll through Vondelpark, get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amsterdam, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels route planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

7
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for London on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
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, sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in London hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
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 sightseeing, museums, breweries, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll through St. Stephen's Green.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin vacation planner.

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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