59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Train:  4 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
7
Chania Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
13
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Nottingham, United Kingdom

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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Nottingham, UK to Paris is an approximately 5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. Visit Quinta da Regaleira and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos for their historical value. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Cabo da Roca in Colares, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Chorrera de los Litueros and Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Iglesia de Santa Coloma (in Albendiego) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Duraton). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra, Chorrera de los Litueros, Iglesia de Santa Coloma, Catedral Primada, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Get outdoors at Estany d'Ivars and Playa de La Barceloneta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Santuario del Far (in Sant Esteve d'en Bas), Mirador del area recreativa de Xenacs (in Les Preses) and Monasterio de Sant Joan les Fonts (in Sant Joan les Fonts). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santuario del Far, Estany d'Ivars, Mirador del area recreativa de Xenacs, Castell de les Pallargues, Monasterio de Sant Joan les Fonts
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Do your shopping at M.G. Design and Museo Mario Romoli. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Piccolo museo del diario (in Pieve Santo Stefano), Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and La Fornace Art Gallery (in Pievasciata). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Piccolo museo del diario, Museo Mario Romoli, Grantfield Design Studios & Gallery of Fine Art, La Fornace Art Gallery
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get outdoors at Albaneto and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Change things up with a short trip to Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto in Monteleone di Spoleto (about 2h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour builder site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Albaneto, Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Artifacts by Omodamos and Omen Art Gallery-Art Shop. Get in touch with nature at Sirikari Gorge - Polyrrinia Trail and Balos Lagoon. Get out of town with these interesting Chania Town side-trips: Agios Georgios Byzantine Church (in Anidri), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Archaeological Site of Azoires (in Stilos). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori, take in the exciting artwork at Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery Arsaniou, and stop by Sklopa.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chania Town trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Rome to Chania Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Rome to Chania Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kissamos, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori, Agia Irini Convent, Elafonissi Beach
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Archaeological Site of Azoires
Archaeological Site of Azoires

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Historic Areas of Istanbul. Discover out-of-the-way places like Suleymaniye Cami and Sultanahmet District. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Istanbul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chania Town to Istanbul. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chania Town in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Neszmely Boat Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue.

Plan my day in Budapest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Neszmely Boat Museum
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Sonnenuhren Jindra (in Weiten), Stift Altenburg (in Altenburg) and Schloss Walpersdorf (in Walpersdorf). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online route planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sonnenuhren Jindra, Stift Altenburg, Schloss Walpersdorf
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Let the collections at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stare Miasto and Wawel Royal Castle. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Anne Frank House and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stop by The Jordaan, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

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

You can do a combination of flight and train from Krakow to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Head to Trotternish Art Gallery and Skyeworks Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dunscaith Castle and Isle of skye golf club. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bearreraig Bay, contemplate the long history of St. Columba's Isle, Head underground at Spar Cave, and stop by Skyelark.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye driving holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Isle of Skye by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for little chillier days in Isle of Skye, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Parks Transportation
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Bearreraig Bay ©
Bearreraig Bay
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Dun Beag Broch ©
Dun Beag Broch

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