50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
3
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
12
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
14
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

3
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Genoa (Boccadasse & Aquarium of Genoa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre day trip planning tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Cinque Terre is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Cinque Terre is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Genoa
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Step out of Dubrovnik with an excursion to Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and make a trip to Pile Gate.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Speed Boats Tours
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): snap pictures at Triple Bridge and then explore the activities along Lake Bled. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana holiday maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ljubljana, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Bled
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Room Escape Games
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva holiday planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Geneva in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 23rd (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then fly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, then take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, and finally hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, then take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and then fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chamonix trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Chamonix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Domaine des Planards ©
Domaine des Planards

2
nights
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 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take a stroll through Alfama.

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Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then get great views at Main Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Frankfurt travel planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (Chocolate Nation & Antwerpen-Centraal). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bruges to London is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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