58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 19 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, stop by Las Ramblas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Madison, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madison in May since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, then admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Naples by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Naples sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, shop like a local with Mercato Centrale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, expect Salzburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Budapest are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Krakow tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in June: highs in Krakow hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

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 historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague planning tool.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. June in Prague sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Berlin, Germany

— 4 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

Make your Berlin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 19 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (Maria van Jessekerk, Nieuwe Kerk, &more), The Hague (Madurodam, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more) and Schotel Museum (in Esbeek). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, meet the residents at ARTIS, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — Jul 12:

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 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 (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more) and Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & MAS - Museum aan de Stroom). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

Planning Bruges trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16: