53 days in Europe Itinerary

53 days in Europe Itinerary

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53 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Lima, Peru

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Go With The Flow - River Adventures). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin journey planner.

Lima, Peru to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lima in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, walk around Hyde Park, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern.

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You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Tours
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

4
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall.

To see photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Stockholm route maker.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drottningholm Palace, Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace.

Plan trip to St. Petersburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, and admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary website .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg journey planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Salzburg in August, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

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, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Budapest. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary site .

Fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Sant Feliu de Guixols, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, have some family-friendly fun at Virtua, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary website .

Getting from Florence to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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