60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Albury, Australia
Fly:  30​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
bus + train:  5​h
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Albury, Australia

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress. Get a sense of the local culture at Savior on the Spilled Blood and Russian Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip builder website .

Albury, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Albury to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albury in August: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stockholm Old Town and Riddarholmen Church. You'll explore and learn at Vasa Museum and Skansen. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, get engrossed in the history at Nordiska museet, and explore the galleries of Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip website .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Rock of Cashel. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden & Kilkenny Castle) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin journey builder .

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. Step out of London with an excursion to Stonehenge in Amesbury--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip site .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chambord
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Get some historical perspective at Park and National Palace of Pena and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Capela dos Ossos (in Evora) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dali Theatre-Museum and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome holiday maker tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ravello trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Fornillo, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Salzburg Cathedral. Let the collections at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Mozarts Geburtshaus capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Hexenwasser in Soll (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Florence to Salzburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, things will get little chillier in Salzburg: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hexenwasser
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Albertina. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Center of Vienna and Schonbrunner Gardens. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna journey planner .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and see the interesting displays at Memento Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

8
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Cami . Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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