58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
+2
Fly + bus + train:  10​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  7​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  44​h
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coldingham Bay as well as The Lyceum. Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Arthur's Seat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: highs in Edinburgh hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Coldingham Sands, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres and A Cupulatta. Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Place de la Bastille, make a trip to Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in Paris reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stockholm.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Skansen and Fotografiska. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and take in the exciting artwork at Fargfabriken.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip generator.

Fly from Paris to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get a bit cooler in Stockholm: highs are around 66°F and lows about 49°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Neuschwanstein Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Schloss Hohenschwangau and Donaudurchbruch. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen) and Old Town (in Regensburg). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Neues Rathaus, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Haidhausen.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip generator.

Getting from Stockholm to Munich by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Munich, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Altstadt von Fuessen, Donaudurchbruch, Old Town
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

5
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Athos Workshop and Creta Earth. Get in touch with nature at Episkopi Beach and Skinaria Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Souda (Ancient Aptera & Souda Bay War Cemetery), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and Chania Town (Maritime Museum of Crete & Chania Venetian Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kourtaliotiko Gorge, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Phaistos, kick back and relax at Iguana Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rethymnon vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Munich to Rethymnon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Munich to Rethymnon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in July: high temperatures in Rethymnon hover around 88°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Chania Town, Souda, German War Cemetery, Athos Workshop
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Monastiraki and Canvasfor some retail therapy. Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Acropolis of Athens, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and wander the streets of Plaka District.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rethymnon to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

5
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.
Do your shopping at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. Vatican Museums and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo (in Terracina), Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese) and Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Orvieto, and take a stroll through Citta del Vaticano.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and subway from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, expect little chillier with lows of 70°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Grotte di Falvaterra, Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo, Duomo di Orvieto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence and Duomo di Pisa. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and San Quirico d'Orcia for their historical value. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli (in Siena), Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm (in Radda in Chianti) and Il Palazzone (in Montalcino). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Crete Senesi, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stop by Jean Saade.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, Crete Senesi, Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , La Lecciona, Duomo di Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg. You'll explore and learn at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Sammlung Rosengart. Venture out of the city with trips to Seebad Eich (in Eich), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Hofkirche) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Zurich by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 78°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Aare Gorge, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Seebad Eich
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

6
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Lérins Islands and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Basilique Saint Michel (in Menton), Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup). Spend the 4th (Sun) in some colorful company at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Nice custom trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Nice by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, Nice is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Saint-Paul de Vence, Promenade Le Corbusier, Marineland
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

5
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.
Churchill War Rooms and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to North Laine (in Brighton), Pitt Rivers Museum (in Oxford) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to London is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pitt Rivers Museum, North Laine, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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