51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 28 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Zakopane, Poland
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
8
Hrubieszow, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Lublin, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

28
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Michael and St Martins Church (in Cirencester), Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes) and Burford (St John the Baptist, Tolsey Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Burford, Combe Mill, St Michael and St Martins Church, Feldon Valley, Winchester Cathedral
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then stop by Castlehill Whisky, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip maker site.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Gustav II Adolfs Statue, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, then stop by Stockholm Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in January, things will get slightly colder in Stockholm: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich and then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Warsaw online journey planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

3
nights
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
When in Zakopane, make a side trip to see Lake Morskie Oko in Tatra National Park, approximately Tatra National Park away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, don't miss a visit to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Yam.

Discover how to plan a Zakopane trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in January, plan for little chillier nights in Zakopane, with lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Zakopane to Zurich takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In January, Zurich is somewhat warmer than Zakopane - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hrubieszow.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Hrubieszow, Poland

Hrubieszow ©
Hrubieszów is a town in southeastern Poland, with a population of around 18,212 . On the 19th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castle ruins in Krylow, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, then make a trip to Chelmskie Podziemia Kredowe, and finally contemplate the long history of Kosciuszko mound. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox church.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hrubieszow visit planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zurich to Hrubieszow. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get a bit cooler in Hrubieszow: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Lublin.

Things to do in Hrubieszow

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chelm, Kosciuszko mound, Castle ruins in Krylow
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Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary ©

3
nights
Lublin, Poland

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Tower, then steep yourself in history at Lublin Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Majdanek State Museum, and finally get curious at Pharmacy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, examine the collection at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum, then test your team's savvy at Let Me Out, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Lublin Castle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lublin trip app.

You can drive from Hrubieszow to Lublin in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lublin can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Janowiec Castle, Townhouses of brothers Mikolaj and Krzysztof Przybyl
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Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum

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