57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 28 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Linz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Passau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive to Nuremberg Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Get some cultural insight at Train World and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud), Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville) and Herge Museum (in Louvain-la-Neuve). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the striking features of Guild Houses.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Brussels is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 28 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Plage Publique de l' Opera. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, Le Suquet, &more), Mala Beach Coastal Path (in Cap d'Ail) and Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie (in Mougins). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice journey maker site.

You can fly from Brussels to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Nice is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Rua Augusta. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Guincho Beach (in Cascais) and Praia do Tamariz (in Estoril). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Parque das Nacoes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online holiday planner.

Getting from Nice to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nice to Lisbon. Traveling from Nice in August, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) and then view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), head off the coast to Margaret Island, then get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Budapest is 1 hour. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy), pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery, explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bratislava are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Krems an der Donau.
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Krems an der Donau, Austria — 1 night

Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus, learn about winemaking at Weingut Sepp Moser, then get outside with Flugplatz Krems - Langenlois, and finally shop like a local with Dominikanerkirche.

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Getting from Bratislava to Krems an der Donau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Bratislava in August, plan for slightly colder days in Krems an der Donau, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, then take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Krems an der Donau to Vienna takes an hour. Traveling from Krems an der Donau in August, you will find days in Vienna are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are little chillier (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Linz.
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Linz, Austria — 2 nights

Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Zahnmuseum Linz. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Grottenbahn, then take an in-depth tour of Voestalpine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ursulinenkirche.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Linz route planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Linz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Passau.
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Passau, Germany — 2 nights

City of Three Rivers

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at RomerMuseum Kastell Boiotro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church and Pauline Fathers' Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom St. Stephan. On the next day, squeeze the most out of the city with TOPassau Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Niedernburg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Passau vacation planner.

You can drive from Linz to Passau in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Step off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Latin Quarter. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris route maker website.

Explore your travel options from Passau to Paris with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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