52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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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
Drive:  2 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  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
Drive:  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:  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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Phoenix Park, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary builder tool.

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in April, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are little chillier, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London vacation planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April in London, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Archery
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and visit Le Marais.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary builder site.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (The Markt, Groeningemuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Keukenhof in Lisse, approximately Lisse away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

You can plan Amsterdam trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and put a fun spin on your tour with CityQuester.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

Before you visit Vienna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Budapest itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul route builder tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 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
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up 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
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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