55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 9 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel route builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In January, Lisbon is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seville driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Seville sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Mosque of Christ of the Light, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid attractions website.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), walk around Parc Guell, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee national de l'Education, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

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

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Juan les Pins Main Beach (in Juan-les-Pins), Antibes (Musee Picasso & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes) and Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Nice hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Turin (Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip builder site.

Getting from Nice to Milan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in January: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Room Escape Games, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more) and Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Catania.
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Catania, Italy — 3 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Catania is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna, contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Cappella Bonajuto, and get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Catania vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Florence to Catania in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Catania to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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