57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Warsaw, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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La Condamine, Monaco
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, don't miss a visit to St. Alban's Church, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then admire the striking features of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), then enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark, and finally look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip maker app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Copenhagen. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Langholmen, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then see the interesting displays at Skansen, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Taby Centrum, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, take a stroll through Sodermalm, stroll the grounds of Skogskyrkogarden, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Armory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

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You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect Stockholm to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): 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 examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, wander the streets of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in December, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (8°C), and nights are little chillier (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For shopping fun, head to Buchanan Street or House for an Art Lover. Visit Glasgow Green and Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew for their historical value. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Merchant City, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Clydeside Distillery, contemplate the long history of Nelson Mandela Place, and ponder the world of politics at City Chambers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Oslo to Glasgow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Glasgow due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Glasgow when traveling from Oslo in December, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts, buy something for everyone on your list at George's Street Arcade, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shankill Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Gerard Byrne Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street, then sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate Houses of Parliament and St. Paul's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, stroll through Holland Park, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and visit Soho.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip builder website.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Le Marais, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 some cultural insight at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Explore hidden gems such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and National Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the activities along Herengracht, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, browse for treasures at Tertius Collection, then visit The Jordaan, and finally take a stroll through Cornelis Schuytstraat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij 't IJ, then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at De Beurspassage.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip site.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Potsdam's Gardens and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Potsdam (Neues Palais, Sanssouci Palace, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll get in some beach time at Municipal Beach and Beach City Serock. Head to Nowy Swiat and Galeria Tebe - Gingerbread Shopfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Berlin to Warsaw by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ludmila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vysehrad Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, then 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, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planning app.

You can fly from Warsaw to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 (Tue): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), then admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, examine the collection at The Hofburg, get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, and finally steep yourself in history at Cafe Gloriette.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate the long history of Citadel, examine the collection at Holocaust Memorial Center, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, wander the streets of Vaci Street, pause for some photo ops at 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 more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Budapest road trip site.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Mark's Church and Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan). Visit Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral and Upper Town (Gornji Grad) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Zagreb: Varazdin (Old Town & Varazdinska Katedrala Uznesenja Blazene Djevice Marije Na Nebo) and Krapina Neanderthal Museum (in Krapina). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market, admire the masterpieces at Atelier Mestrovic, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

Plan my day in Zagreb using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Zagreb takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll around Philopappos Hill, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery, wander the streets of Anafiotika, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Areopagus. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally visit Plaka.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens travel route builder site.

You can fly from Zagreb to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in January: high temperatures in Athens hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Oia, Greece

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, kick back and relax at Red Beach, see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then take in the exciting artwork at MATI Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of The Castle of St Nicholas, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Church, then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Oia road trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Domus Aurea, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, then get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oia to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oia to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oia in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 (Mon): take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in January, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, visit Niederdorf, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Zurich are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Turin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Turin, Italy

— 1 night

City of Magic

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musei Reali, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, then take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Antichita, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, explore the engaging exhibits at Palazzo Barolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo del Carcere Le Nuove.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turin online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Turin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Turin sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere 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 get a taste of the local shopping with Marché de la Condamine.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo route tool.

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. Traveling from Turin in January, expect Monte-Carlo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Condamine.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Casinos · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

La Condamine, Monaco

— 1 day
La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the striking features of Place du Palais, pause for some photo ops at Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue, pause for some photo ops at Grimaldi Statue, explore the galleries of Stamps and Money Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

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La Condamine is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. January in La Condamine sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in La Condamine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): visit La Barceloneta, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, head outdoors with Bunker del Carmel, walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, take a stroll through El Born, then get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from La Condamine to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, wander the streets of La Latina, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, test your team's savvy at EXIT Madrid, stop by Barrio de Salamanca, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then see the interesting displays at Naval Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

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Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 24th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, take a stroll through Rua Augusta, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally browse the different shops at Centro Colombo. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, then take a stroll through Rossio Square, and finally take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

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Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In January, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.