56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
12
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Walking tours and Quinta da Regaleira will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park and National Palace of Pena and Alfama. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and get to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Lisbon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guatemala City to Lisbon is 6 hours. When traveling from Guatemala City in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Walking tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Magic Fountain and Barcelona Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Figueres to see Dali Theatre-Museum about 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, shop like a local with La Boqueria, enjoy the sand and surf at Plaja de Sant Sebastian, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Lisbon in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as St Mark's Campanile and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Arena di Verona about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Walking tours

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Kids will enjoy Duomo di Siena and Piazza della Signoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence journey maker website.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Attractions like Colosseum and Roman Forum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Food Tours

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fortress Palamidi and Ancient Agora of Athens. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, visit Plaka, and go all around town with CityCab.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder site.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Fortress Palamidi
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
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 Shoes on the Danube Bank and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Bring the kids along to Szechenyi Lanchid and Palatinus Strandfürdő. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Eger (Dobo Square & Eger Castle). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and steep yourself in history at Matthias Church.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in August; daily highs in Budapest reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Eger
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Szechenyi Lanchid ©
Szechenyi Lanchid
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prague Zoo and Beer Tastings & Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Room Escape Games and Staromestske namesti. The adventure continues: take in the views from Charles Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To plan Prague vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in August, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Room Escape Games

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stockholm Old Town and Fotografiska Stockholm. Bring the kids along to Vasa Museum and Skansen. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, have fun and explore at Nordiska Museet, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online attractions planner.

You can fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Stockholm sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Drottningholm Palace ©
Drottningholm Palace

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.
Kids will enjoy Tivoli Gardens and Rosenborg Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, walk around Sondermarken, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Luxembourg Gardens and Île de la Cité. Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will thrill your kids. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning tool.

Fly from Copenhagen to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Paultons Park and Tower Bridge. Kids will enjoy Bournemouth Beach and Natural History Museum. Step out of London with an excursion to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in London are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bournemouth Beach, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Paultons Park
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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Phoenix Park. Family-friendly places like St Stephens Green and Guinness Storehouse will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Dublin hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Kilkenny Castle
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Walking tours
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

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