57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 12th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, then walk around Marjan Park, and then take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Split road trip planning tool.

Paris, France to Split is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Split reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Escape the urban bustle at Lokrum Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately Cavtat away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Visiting Glyfada Beach and Planet Blue Diving Center will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Plaka, take a stroll through Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. April in Athens sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and then head outdoors with Nea Paralia.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki road trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in April, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piazzale Michelangelo. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Venice, Italy

— 6 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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 9:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ljubljanica River. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bled Island and St. Martin's Parish Church. Go for a jaunt from Ljubljana to Bled to see Bled Castle about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Ljubljana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Vienna, Austria

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Donauinsel and Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace. Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Attractions like Schloss Hellbrunn and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel planning website.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Salzburg are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Munich, Germany

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like English Garden and Marienplatz. There's still lots to do: get curious at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Powder Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Prague travel planner.

You can fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip site.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.