58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary maker website.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Budapest is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vienna online trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Salzburg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin tour builder site.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bruges road trip planning website.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London travel planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Brussels to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in January: highs in London hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and stop by Le Marais.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Catedral Primada, Museo del Greco, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, walk around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online day trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat 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 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 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, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Side Trip
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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