58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel route tool .

Sydney, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney to Krakow, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Krakow to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

5
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Berlin online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

Getting from Berlin to Reykjavik by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. April in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Helicopter Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
day
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, then admire all the interesting features of BT Murrayfield Stadium, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Gilmerton Cove ©
Gilmerton Cove

9
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking (in Eastleigh), Brighton (Brighton Beach, Brighton Palace Pier, & more) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). There's still lots to do: get outside with The Tank Driving Company, contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross, get your game on at 1066 Target Sports, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Reflection.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Portsmouth, Winchester, Southampton, Shoreham Tollbridge
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 6:
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Room Escape Games
Speed Boats Tours
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve ©
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat (about 1h 10 min away). Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona route planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and take a stroll through Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Zurich is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Michele in Foro (in Lucca), Siena (Siena Cathedral & Piazza del Campo) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker tool .

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in May, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Bologna, San Michele in Foro, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Food Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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