55 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

55 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Jerusalem, Israel
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel

— 1 night

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethesda, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Jerusalem. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, then admire the masterpieces at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, then examine the collection at Shrine of the Book, and finally contemplate the long history of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jerusalem road trip planning site.

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is an approximately 1-hour car ride. When traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Jerusalem, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, stop by Monastiraki, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens road trip planning site.

You can fly from Jerusalem to Athens in 6 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in May, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Nice, France

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Get outdoors at Lérins Islands and Plage de Vergeron. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Marche Forville), Biot (Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI & Galerie Gabel) and La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Plage de Sylvabelle, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, view the masterpieces at Choisy La Galerie, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice day trip app.

You can drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Passeig de Gracia and Base Elements Urban Art Gallery. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Transportation
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and Rio Creative Art Centerfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Primada and The Walls of Avila. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Alcazar of Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Casa de Campo.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee Rodin. For shopping fun, head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter or Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria and Albert Museum and Westminster Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from London: St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth) and Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in London hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

York, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Railway Museum and Whitby Abbey. Step off the beaten path and head to York City Walls and York Shambles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Filey Beach (in Filey) and Walworth Birds of Prey (in Walworth). There's more to do: examine the collection at York Castle Museum and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

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Getting from London to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in York

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and view the masterpieces at Jetsetart Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

Getting from York to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from York to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Serres Royales De Laeken. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge & Basilica of the Holy Blood). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

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 11th (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY and then explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey builder app.

Fly from Brussels to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

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.