52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Bus + Fly:  16 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
11
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
12
Le Lavandou, France
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  4 h 30 min
13
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 45 min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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.
Visit Kilkenny Castle and Guinness Storehouse for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rock of Cashel and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 16- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Enniscorthy, Rock of Cashel, Curracloe Beach
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

3
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.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Powder Tower are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague holiday planner.

Getting from Dublin to Prague by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Prague. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Prague: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stockholm tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Peterhof Palace and Palace Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Sobor Petra I Pavla. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
Catherine Palace and Park ©
Catherine Palace and Park

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Suleymaniye Cami and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planning website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg in August, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Vienna to go to Melk and see Melk Abbey, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, enjoy the sand and surf at Copa Beach, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mark's Campanile and Scrovegni Chapel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, Venice is somewhat warmer than Vienna - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Historic Centre of San Gimignano will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Museo della Carta and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Fornillo, &more) and Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Atrani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Spiaggia di Atrani, Spiaggia Lannio, Lido Capo di Conca
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

3
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Cavaliere. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Sylvabelle. Get out of town with these interesting Le Lavandou side-trips: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron, Plage du Debarquement, &more) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ravello to Le Lavandou. Traveling from Ravello in September, Le Lavandou is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Confiserie Azureenne
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Chambord and Île de la Cité. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Le Lavandou to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Le Lavandou in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Chateau de Chambord, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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