52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
14
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Saviour's Church and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Slot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: visit Nyhavn, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, admire the striking features of Kastellet, and make a trip to Grabrodretorv.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

New York City, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Copenhagen. In June, Copenhagen is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
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Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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 Lobkowicz Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Royal Palace will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Hradcany, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip site.

Drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Center of Vienna and Peterskirche. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, and admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Head to Vaci Street and Andrassy Avenuefor some retail therapy. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Budapest are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Historic Areas of Istanbul. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, contemplate the long history of Zeyrek Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul vacation planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Fortress Palamidi and Temple of Olympian Zeus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Athens at 86°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Fortress Palamidi
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Cupola di San Pietro. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Trastevere. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in June, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Ciutat Vella are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach. Step out of Barcelona to go to Lloret de Mar and see Parish Church of Sant Roma, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of Passatge Sert, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lloret de Mar
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris for their historical value. Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Promenade Le Corbusier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Basilica St. Michel (in Menton) and La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, make a trip to Place Massena, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau.

Start your trip to Nice by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Menton, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, San Peyre, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, La Pointe de l'Aiguille
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, wander the streets of Niederdorf, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, Zurich is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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 some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Step off the beaten path and head to Zaanse Schans and The Jordaan. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and look for gifts at De Kaaskamer.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 Ramparts Cemetery and Saint Martin's Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Pierre Marcolini. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Saint George's Memorial Church & Essex Farm Cemetery). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online journey planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ieper (Ypres)
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Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sainte-Chapelle and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Visiting Île de la Cité and Paris Plage will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Grand Canal about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Highlights from your plan
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Westminster and Churchill War Rooms. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London driving holiday site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in London hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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