60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 day
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Malmo, Sweden
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Oslo, Norway
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online day trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Ancient Agora of Athens. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Tiryns (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Florence.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica of Santa Croce. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Torre del Mangia in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, things will get a bit cooler in Florence: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a stroll through Dorsoduro, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice online trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Casa Vicens. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and National Coach Museum. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, get great views at Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen), and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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 The Famine Sculptures and St. Michan's Church. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Vagabond Tours in Greystones, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in October, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 16°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Forth Road Bridge and Photography Tours. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Faskally Wood in Pitlochry, approximately Pitlochry away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and appreciate the history behind Scott Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Army Museum and Jardin des Tuileries. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, stop by Ile Saint-Louis, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Paris. When traveling from Edinburgh in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lesser Town. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, appreciate the history behind Franz Kafka Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Prague hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

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 Ringstrasse and Leopold Museum. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum, make a trip to Rathausplatz, and brush up on your military savvy at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planning app.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Vienna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Matthias Church. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of St Stephen, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest planning website.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 day

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to The Little Mermaid, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then stroll around Kongens Have, then explore the world behind art at Davids Samling (The David Collection), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen route planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Malmo, Sweden

— 1 night

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Oresund Bridge - Oresund Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Allhelgonakyrkan, then see the interesting displays at Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Disgusting Food Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Malmo online vacation planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Malmo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Malmo, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Malmo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fotografiska Stockholm and Strandvagen. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, and get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Malmo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malmo in November, expect Stockholm to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vigeland Park and Kon-Tiki Museum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, steep yourself in history at 22 July Centre, and explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in November, plan for little chillier nights in Oslo, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 1 day

Venice of the North

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.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Buddhist Temple Datsan Gunzechoinei, get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel planner.

Getting from Oslo to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20: