57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
3
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
10
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
11
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
13
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
14
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
15
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
16
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
17
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
18
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
19
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
20
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
21
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
22
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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La Condamine, Monaco
— 1 day
24
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 1st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alban's Church, explore the galleries of Amalienborg, then steep yourself in history at Kastellet, then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), then kick back and relax at Amager Strandpark, and finally savor a hot drink at National Gallery of Denmark.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen journey builder website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Copenhagen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Copenhagen is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get much colder in Copenhagen: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Christiansborg Slot ©
Christiansborg Slot
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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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 3rd (Sun): stroll through Langholmen, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Taby Centrum, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, head off the coast to Sodermalm, then stroll the grounds of Skogskyrkogarden, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online journey planner.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in December; daily highs in Stockholm reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Taby Centrum
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
ABBA The Museum ©
ABBA The Museum

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), stop by Mathallen Oslo, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, then find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), identify plant and animal life at Oslomarka, stroll through Nordmarka, take a stroll through Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: highs in Oslo hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buchanan Street and People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glasgow Green and Provand's Lordship. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Merchant City, explore the world behind art at Hunterian Art Gallery, explore the galleries of The Glasgow School of Art, and take in the exciting artwork at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glasgow holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Glasgow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Glasgow. Traveling from Oslo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Glasgow, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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Glasgow Police Museum ©
Glasgow Police Museum
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts, browse the eclectic array of goods at George's Street Arcade, then don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shankill Beach, and finally browse the exhibits of The Gerard Byrne Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Shankill Beach
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Wallace Collection and Buckingham Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of London and Notting Hill. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take a stroll through Soho, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planning app.

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Westminster ©
Westminster
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Le Marais, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Mary Chocolatier. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brussels itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, explore the activities along Herengracht, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then browse for treasures at Tertius Collection, then do sightseeing at your own pace with Self-Guided Tours & Rentals, and finally stop by The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij 't IJ, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally browse the different shops at De Beurspassage.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Potsdam's Gardens and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mall of Berlin and Die Hackeschen Hoefe. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Neues Palais, Sanssouci Palace, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Potsdam
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warsaw: Beach City Serock (in Serock) and Municipal Beach (in Nieporet). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, test your problem-solving skills at Horror House - Interactive Fear Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Berlin to Warsaw by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Warsaw are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach City Serock, Municipal Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ludmila. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vysehrad Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague day trip planner.

Fly from Warsaw to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, and finally admire the striking features of Cafe Gloriette.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, steep yourself in history at Citadel, examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, wander the streets of Vaci Street, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get outdoors at Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Skydiving. Head to Arena Centar and Break Timefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Zagreb side-trips: Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina), Varazdin (Old Castle (Stari Grad) & Varazdinska Katedrala Uznesenja Blazene Djevice Marije Na Nebo) and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) (in Trakoscan). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, and take a stroll through Strossmayer Promenade.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online tour planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Varazdin, Krapina Neanderthal Museum, Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan) ©
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Recreational Sports Center Jarun ©
Recreational Sports Center Jarun

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, browse the exhibits of Technohoros Art Gallery, take a stroll through Anafiotika, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally stroll through Areopagus. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, stroll through Mount Lycabettus, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take a stroll through Plaka.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary maker app.

Fly from Zagreb to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Zagreb in January, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Cultural Village, kick back and relax at Red Beach, examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then explore the galleries of MATI Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Castle of St Nicholas, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Church, then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oia travel route builder site.

Fly from Athens to Oia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Fira, Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Cultural Village, Red Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Domus Aurea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, then contemplate the long history of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally make a trip to Piazza Venezia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Oia to Rome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Rome. Traveling from Oia in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Venetian Arsenal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zoological Museum, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, then explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, wander the streets of Niederdorf, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then see the interesting displays at FIFA World Football Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Kloster Einsiedeln, Einkaufszentrum Glatt
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Zoological Museum
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Old Town
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Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden

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Turin, Italy

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A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musei Reali, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, then explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, then take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo di Antichita, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, then examine the collection at Palazzo Barolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turin planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Musei Reali
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Museo Egizio
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Palazzo Reale

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Charles Church, pause for some photo ops at Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, browse the different shops at Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, tee off at Monte Carlo Country Club, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and finally shop like a local with Marché de la Condamine.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in January: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Casinos · Shopping
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Chapelle Sainte Devote ©
Chapelle Sainte Devote
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Casino Square
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Saint Charles Church

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La Condamine, Monaco

La Condamine ©
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Place du Palais, pause for some photo ops at Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue, appreciate the history behind Grimaldi Statue, then examine the collection at Stamps and Money Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the La Condamine driving holiday planner.

La Condamine is very close to Monte-Carlo. In January, daytime highs in La Condamine are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Stamps and Money Museum
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through La Barceloneta, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, get outside with Bunker del Carmel, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, wander the streets of El Born, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from La Condamine to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
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El Born
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El Barri Gòtic

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through La Latina, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then examine the collection at Naval Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
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Royal Palace of Madrid
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Plaza Mayor

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, make a trip to Rua Augusta, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Colombo. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alfama, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, then wander the streets of Rossio Square, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Rua Augusta
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Alfama
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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