59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
2
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
6
Zabrze, Poland
— 1 night
7
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
8
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
9
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
10
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
13
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
14
Bremen, Germany
— 2 nights
15
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights

7
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Popular historic sites such as Chatsworth House and York City Walls are in your itinerary. National Railway Museum and Science and Industry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kendal (Kendal Parish Church & Sizergh Castle), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Armitt Museum (in Ambleside). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Manchester is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Manchester due to the time zone difference. In September in Manchester, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Conwy, York, Kendal, Keswick, Bakewell
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

2
nights
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 8th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hands Across the Divide Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at The Abingdon Collection, thentake an in-depth tour of Ulster American Folk Park, thenstep into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Portrush Countryside Centre.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Derry travel planner.

Getting from Manchester to Derry by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Derry, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Kilmarnock.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Portrush, Omagh
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

1
night
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

Kilmarnock ©
Kilmarnock is a large burgh in East Ayrshire, Scotland with a population of 46,350, making it the 15th most populated place in Scotland and the second largest town in Ayrshire. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Dalgarven Mill, don't miss a visit to Gallery 2, and then explore the historical opulence of Dean Castle and Country Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilmarnock trip planning app.

You can drive from Derry to Kilmarnock in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kilmarnock can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Kilmarnock

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dalgarven Mill
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Dean Castle and Country Park ©
Dean Castle and Country Park
Gallery 2 ©
Gallery 2

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Old City, Catedral de Segovia, &more), Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey) and Toledo (Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari de Madrid, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and immerse yourself in nature at Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilmarnock to Madrid. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Kilmarnock, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo, Kuna Iberica
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Evora (Aldeia da Terra & Capela dos Ossos) and Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon online day trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zabrze.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Zabrze, Poland

Zabrze ©
Zabrze is a city in Silesia in southern Poland, near Katowice. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kolejkowo - Wonderful world in miniature!, thenadmire the natural beauty at Palmiarnia Miejska, thenget to know the fascinating history of Rynek, Gliwice, and finally examine the collection at Radiostacja Gliwice.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zabrze trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lisbon to Zabrze. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Zabrze is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Zabrze: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zabrze

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gliwice
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Kolejkowo - Wonderful world in miniature! ©
Rynek, Gliwice ©
Rynek, Gliwice

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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 Temple of Olympian Zeus. You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Archaeological Site Mycenae, &more), Donkey's Land (in Koropi) and Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade, Tiryns, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, visit Plaka, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zabrze to Athens with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Zabrze, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nafplio, Mycenae, Donkey's Land
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

3
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get some cultural insight at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Church St. George Rotunda. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of History and Alexander Nevsky Crypt Museum. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia holiday planner.

You can fly from Athens to Sofia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Sofia is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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National Museum of History ©
National Museum of History
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stavropoleos Monastery and Old Town. Museum of History of the Jewish Community and Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, see the interesting displays at The Art Collections Museum, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, and take an in-depth tour of Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman)
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Museum of History of the Jewish Community ©

3
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Appreciate the collections at Nikola Tesla Museum and Military Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Kalemegdan and St. Sava Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belgrade: Sremski Karlovci (Sremski Karlovci, Podrum Probus, &more) and Novi Sad (St. Nicholas Church, Spomen-zbirka Pavla Beljanskog, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Skadarlija, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum, and stop by Knez Mihailova.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Bucharest to Belgrade in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Belgrade due to the time zone difference. October in Belgrade sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Podrum Probus ©
Podrum Probus
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Let the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Take a break from Budapest with a short trip to Nemzeti Botanikus Kert in Vacratot, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, test the waters at a local thermal spa, don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Budapest trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Jewish Museum in Prague and NaFilM: National film museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Lesser Town, browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, and contemplate the long history of Powder Tower.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger. Let the collections at Topography of Terror and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister capture your imagination. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben), Albertinum (in Dresden) and Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bremen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dresden, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, Radduscher Naturhafen
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Schnoor Viertel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), don't miss a visit to Bremer Stadtmusikanten, thensteep yourself in history at Schutting, thenget to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, and finally don't miss a visit to Marktplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museen Boettcherstrasse, don't miss a visit to Bottcherstrasse, thenstroll around Burgerpark, thensee the interesting displays at Focke-Museum, and finally get curious at Universum Bremen.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bremen tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Bremen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Bremen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Universum Bremen ©
Universum Bremen
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom)
Focke-Museum ©
Focke-Museum

5
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Piazza delle Erbe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa di Giulietta and Museo Poldi Pezzoli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Gravedona (Parco Valle Albano & Centro Storico), Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more) and Chiesa di S. Carlo (in Menaggio). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan vacation planner.

Fly from Bremen to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bremen in October, with highs in Milan at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Gravedona, Chiesa di S. Maria in Martinico, Chiesa di S. Carlo
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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