51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
2
Montpellier, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
13
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
14
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
15
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Madrid, Spain

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan my trip to Madrid with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid. In December, Madrid is much colder than Buenos Aires - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid ©
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

1
night
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seaquarium. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Mad Monkey, observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montpellier holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Montpellier in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Montpellier

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Seaquarium
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Planet Ocean Montpellier ©
Planet Ocean Montpellier
Mad Monkey ©
Mad Monkey
Seaquarium ©
Seaquarium

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Drive from Montpellier to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Place Massena ©
Place Massena
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Borgo Antico, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, then stroll through Beach Bar Alga, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre route tool.

You can drive from Nice to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Cinque Terre. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Fegina
Spiaggia di Fegina
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
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 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Pietre d'Inciampo - Stolpersteine, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice online road trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich visit planner.

Getting from Venice to Munich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, expect Munich to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) ©
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus)
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

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.
Kids will enjoy Prague Zoo and Petrin Tower. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Petřín, get curious at National Technical Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague journey planner.

Fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
The Štefánik Observatory ©
The Štefánik Observatory

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Berlin, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation tool.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like ARTIS and Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Delft (Het steen & Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland) and Madurodam (in The Hague). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Delft, Madurodam
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Minnewater Lake and Gruuthusemuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Antwerp (Keizerskapel (Sint Anna kapel), Cathedral of Our Lady, &more) and Ghent (Gravensteen & Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

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

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Antwerp, Ghent
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Phantasialand and Koelner Zoo. Step out of Cologne with an excursion to Aachen Cathedral in Aachen--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruges to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Cologne sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aachen Cathedral, Phantasialand
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Koelner Zoo ©
Koelner Zoo
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

3
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Musee du Jouet. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Town, take a stroll through Little Venice, contemplate the long history of Maison Schongauer, and admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar visit planner.

Getting from Cologne to Colmar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. In January in Colmar, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Musee du Jouet ©
Musee du Jouet
Old Town ©
Old Town

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Jardin d'Acclimatation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker site.

Take a train from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

Similar Plans

52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM VIETNAM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 58 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe, Caribbean, Central America, United States, Canada, South Pacific, Asia, Africa & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans