52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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52 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
End: Denver, United States

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Dublin vacation planner .

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in April: highs in Dublin hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, stroll around Hyde Park, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for London using our trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cotswold Archery, Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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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. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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ClueZ Paris ©
ClueZ Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (The Markt, Groeningemuseum, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Keukenhof in Lisse, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation builder site .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, put a fun spin on your tour with CityQuester, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Prague road trip site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Budapest are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip planning site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Florence using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route builder .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon travel website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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