57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Tata, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Balatonfoldvar, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Drive to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport, Fly to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Drive to Oswiecim
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Oswiecim, Poland
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Colmar, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Music Fountain. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, head off the coast to Margaret Island, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and make a trip to New York Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip maker site.

Columbus, USA to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Budapest is 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Tata.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 10:

Tata, Hungary — 2 nights

Tata, is a town in Komárom-Esztergom county, northwestern Hungary, 9km northwest of the county town Tatabánya.LocationTata is located in the valley between the Gerecse Mountains and Vértes Mountains, some 70km from Budapest, the Hungarian capital city. Explore hidden gems such as Fenyes Education Trail of Tata and Cuha Valley. Explore Tata's surroundings by going to Csabi Miklos' Cellar (in Mor) and Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Muzeum (in Pannonhalma). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derito Lake, see the interesting displays at Mining Museum, look for gifts at Borvar Tata, and admire the natural beauty at Angolkert.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tata trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Budapest to Tata in an hour. August in Tata sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Balatonfoldvar.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Balatonfoldvar, Hungary — 3 nights

Balatonföldvár is a popular resort town in Somogy, Hungary on the southern side of Lake Balaton, approximately 120 km southwest from Budapest and about 23 km southwest from Siófok, the "capital of Balaton". On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Balatonfoldvar Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Shipping History Visitors Center – Exhibition and Lookout, then explore the activities along Lake Balaton, and finally get great views at Sphere Lookout. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kilato Presszo, then take in the awesome beauty at Szent Gyorgy Mountain, then Head underground at Csodabogyos-barlang Balatonederics, and finally Head underground at Csodabogyos Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Balatonfoldvar travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Tata to Balatonfoldvar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Balatonfoldvar can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Oswiecim.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Oswiecim, Poland — 4 nights

Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mnikowska Valley and GOjump Bielsko-Biala Trampoline Park. Explore Oswiecim's surroundings by going to Cieszyn (Museum of Cieszyn & Cieszyn Old Town), Kaplicówka (in Skoczow) and Bielsko-Biala (ZygZak Karting, Kamienica Pod Zabami, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, take in panoramic vistas at Defense Tower, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Lipowiec, and pause for some serene contemplation at Discalced Carmelites Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oswiecim trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Balatonfoldvar to Oswiecim. Traveling from Balatonfoldvar in August, things will get a bit cooler in Oswiecim: highs are around 76°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Berlin, Germany — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Treptower Park and Sanssouci Park. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Potsdam (Hollandisches Viertel, Potsdam's Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at German Museum of Technology, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip app.

Fly from Oswiecim to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Prague.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:

Prague, Czech Republic — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lesser Town. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, don't miss a visit to Franz Kafka Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Wallenstein garden, and explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online attractions planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Rathausplatz. Venture out of the city with trips to Weingut Fred Loimer (in Langenlois), Wachau Valley (in Joching) and Durnstein Abbey (in Durnstein). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, stroll around Volksgarten, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna attractions planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Zurich and Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Trift Bridge (in Gadmen), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Rhone Glacier (in Gletsch). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Seebad Enge, walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip maker.

You can fly from Vienna to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 4 nights

Little Venice

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Musee Espace des Metiers du Bois et du Patrimoine. Change things up with these side-trips from Colmar: Musee Memorial Le Linge (in Orbey), Gazon du Faing (in Plainfaing) and La Bresse (Route des Cretes & Le Hohneck). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, make a trip to Les Trois-Chateaux du Haut-Eguisheim, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar day trip app.

You can drive from Zurich to Colmar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Colmar sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Graslei and Korenlei and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis) & St Michael's Bridge). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, walk around Bois de la Cambre, take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Colmar to Brussels by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. When traveling from Colmar in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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 the less-touristy side of things at Up at The O2 and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, stroll through BrakeAway Bike Tours, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Forth Road Bridge and Holyrood Park. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel planning app.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 14 Henrietta Street and Chester Beatty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Mount Usher Gardens (in Ashford), Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village) and Vagabond Tours (in Greystones). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Dublin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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