57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 28 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Linz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Passau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Get some cultural insight at Train World and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville) and Herge Museum (in Louvain-la-Neuve). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and admire the striking features of Guild Houses.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Brussels reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:

Nice, France

— 28 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musée Marc Chagall. You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Plage de la Mariniere. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie (in Mougins), Cannes (Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, Le Suquet, &more) and Mala Beach Coastal Path (in Cap d'Ail). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and explore the world behind art at Massena Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice journey maker site.

You can fly from Brussels to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Nice is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — Aug 2:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Praia do Tamariz and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Rua Augusta will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Cascais to see Guincho Beach about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum, make a trip to Belém Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon journey app.

Getting from Nice to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nice to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then see the interesting displays at Miniversum Budapest, and then view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), head off the coast to Margaret Island, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Budapest is 1 hour. August in Budapest sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy), pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery, explore the world behind art at Nedbalka Gallery, then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bratislava are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Krems an der Donau.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Krems an der Donau, Austria

— 1 night
Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Katholic Pfarrkirche Hl. Nikolaus, learn about winemaking at Weingut Sepp Moser, then get outside with Flugplatz Krems - Langenlois, and finally shop like a local with Dominikanerkirche.

Plan a Krems an der Donau trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Bratislava to Krems an der Donau by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Bratislava in August, plan for slightly colder days in Krems an der Donau, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Krems an der Donau

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, then take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Krems an der Donau to Vienna takes an hour. Traveling from Krems an der Donau in August, you will find days in Vienna are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are little chillier (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Linz.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Linz, Austria

— 2 nights
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Zahnmuseum Linz. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Grottenbahn, then take an in-depth tour of Voestalpine, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ursulinenkirche.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Linz route planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Linz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Passau.

Things to do in Linz

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Passau, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Three Rivers

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at RomerMuseum Kastell Boiotro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church and Pauline Fathers' Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom St. Stephan. On the next day, squeeze the most out of the city with TOPassau Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Niedernburg, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Passau vacation planner.

You can drive from Linz to Passau in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Passau

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Paris, France

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and stop by Latin Quarter.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Passau to Paris. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24: