57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 9 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 5 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza mayor de Chinchon and Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary maker website.

Hong Kong, China to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in September: highs in Madrid hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will leave for Barcelona on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parc Guell and El Barri Gòtic. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Santa Coloma de Cervello to see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Catalunya, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online visit planner.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Giles' Cathedral and Holyrood Abbey. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Linlithgow Palace. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Blackness Castle (in Linlithgow) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Edinburgh. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in September: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:

London, United Kingdom

— 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Paul's Cathedral and Hever Castle & Gardens. Visit Buckingham Palace and HMS Belfast for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Ightham Mote (in Ightham), Chartwell (in Westerham) and Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wallace Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Royal Naval College, take an in-depth tour of British Library, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Montmartre and Petit Palais. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Atelier des Lumieres capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Strasbourg on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — Oct 1:

Strasbourg, France

— 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Fort de Mutzig and Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ancien camp de concentration de Natzweiler-Struthof and Chateau de Kaysersberg for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple du Donon (in Grandfontaine), Memorial Alsace-Moselle (in Schirmeck) and La Grand-Rue (in Ribeauville). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at MM Park France, steep yourself in history at Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

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Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 5 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stadel Museum and Mathematikum. Visit Romerkastell Saalburg und archaologischer Park and Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Burg Ronneburg (in Ronneburg), Keltenwelt am Glauberg (in Glauburg) and Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark (in Neu-Anspach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Dialogmuseum Frankfurt, explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elizabeth Kirche, and contemplate the long history of Goethe House.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Frankfurt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Nuremberg on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim. Popular historic sites such as Altstadt and Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg are in your itinerary. When in Nuremberg, make a side trip to see Siebers Tower in Rothenburg, approximately Rothenburg away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, steep yourself in history at Heilig-Geist-Spital, see the interesting displays at Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House), and admire the striking features of Nassauer Haus.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Frankfurt to Nuremberg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll set off for Munich on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

Munich, Germany

— 5 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Appreciate the collections at BMW Museum and BMW Welt. Get some cultural insight at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich planning website.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Salzburg Cathedral and Salzburger Freilichtmuseum. Fortress Hohensalzburg and FAHRTRAUM will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Michael, and admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

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Traveling by car from Munich to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Salzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Vienna on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kaisergruft are in your itinerary. Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hofburg, have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and visit Historic Center of Vienna.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27: