52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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:  3​h 15​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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:  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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Rock of Cashel. Kilmainham Gaol and Rothe House and Garden will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, make a trip to Temple Bar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin route planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Dublin. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in August, expect Dublin to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up 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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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum in Prague and Prasna brana. The adventure continues: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Prague due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Prague to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours 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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Prague in August, you will find days in Stockholm are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Savior on the Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Peterhof Grand Palace and Catherine Palace and Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Russian Museum, explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel planner .

Getting from Stockholm to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand 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.
Let the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Istanbul Modern capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to 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 / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Halaszbastya and Dohány Street Synagogue. Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip maker website .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Melk Abbey and MuseumsQuartier Wien. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online journey builder .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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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 Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio & Arena di Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Vienna to Venice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 29°C and lows about 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 Nature

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.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Duomo di Siena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence online visit planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a 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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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 ©
Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Museo della Carta will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano) and Positano (Spiaggia Grande & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano).

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ravello trip maker app .

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. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Spiaggia di Atrani, Spiaggia Lannio, Spiaggia Di Minori
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. Get outdoors at Plage de Gigaro and La plage. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage du Debarquement. Get out of town with these interesting Le Lavandou side-trips: Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron & Heraclee Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou sightseeing planning site .

Explore your travel options from Ravello to Le Lavandou with the Route module. Traveling from Ravello in September, Le Lavandou is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off 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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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Le Lavandou to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Le Lavandou in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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