51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hofburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and steep yourself in history at Maria Am Gestade.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Vienna at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Graz.
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Graz, Austria — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Hauptplatz, see the interesting displays at Landeszeughaus, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthaus Graz, then walk around Schloss Eggenberg, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Doppelwendeltreppe. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarramt Thal-St. Jakob, see the interesting displays at Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Kastner & Ohler, Paradeishof, and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Graz.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Graz online vacation planner.

Drive from Vienna to Graz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Graz, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Hallstatt, Austria — 3 nights

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Stift Admont and Pfarre St. Wolfgang are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Wallfahrtskirche Frauenberg and Old Town. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", take in the spiritual surroundings of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiser-Villa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt online trip maker.

Getting from Graz to Hallstatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Get some historical perspective at Salzburg Cathedral and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, steep yourself in history at Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hallstatt to Salzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally don't miss a visit to Georgskapelle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then contemplate the long history of Rathaus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Church and Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan are in your itinerary. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

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You can drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Munich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 3 nights

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Würzburg Residence and Altstadt. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg and Burgtor und Burg. Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Rodertor, Siebers Tower, &more) and Fortress Marienberg (in Wurzburg). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg day trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Charlottenburg Palace. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, stop by Potsdamer Platz, and admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin online visit planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Berlin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 4 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Miniatur Wunderland and Speicherstadt. Popular historic sites such as Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Hamburg to Rellingen to see Ev.-Luth. Kirche about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg, make a trip to Rathausmarkt, and get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Hamburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 3 nights

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Visit Charles Fort and Cork City Gaol for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blarney Castle & Gardens and St Colman’s Cathedral. Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Kinsale (Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre & St Multose Church). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

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Getting from Hamburg to Cork by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Cork sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 6 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Jerpoint Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Kilkenny (Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny Castle, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, shop like a local with Grafton Street, walk around St Stephens Green, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 4 nights

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get some cultural insight at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Royal Abbey of Cong. Visit Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Ennis Friary for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cottage Handcrafts (in Moyard), The Great Western Greenway (in Westport) and Ashford Castle (in Cong). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Galway, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Derry.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Derry, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Guildhall, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columb's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, contemplate the long history of Ulster American Folk Park, and then take in the views from Peace Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Derry trip site.

Getting from Galway to Derry by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Derry are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 4 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Years Remembered (War Museum) and Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Crumlin Road Gaol and St. Malachy's Church. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Irish FA Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Memorial Garden, and get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Derry to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

County Londonderry travel guide

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County Londonderry features numerous scenic riverside settings and several important historical sites. Derry, the county’s biggest city, famous for its ancient defensive walls, served as the UK’s official City of Culture in 2013. The county, steeped in history and proud of its Irish heritage, plays an important role in the cultural revival currently underway in this northern region. Though there’s lots of history to soak up here, the county’s biggest attraction may very well be the locals themselves, well known for their long tradition of witty storytelling. Visit the county’s smaller villages to explore a flourishing music scene, which has found its home in both traditional pubs and trendy new cafes.
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