60 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Train to Izmir, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nafplio, Greece
— 3 nights
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Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Santorini Airport, Drive to Imerovigli
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Imerovigli, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive to Santorini Airport, Fly to Dubrovnik
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bus
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riva Del Garda, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wolfsburg, Germany
— 15 nights
Drive to Hannover Airport, Fly to Christchurch

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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ortakoy as well as Mısır Çarşısı. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planning app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Christchurch in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 nights

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, then look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Goreme day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in February, Goreme is much colder at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale, Turkey — 2 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia.

Plan trip to Pamukkale with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Philopappos Hill as well as Temple of Hephaestus. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Athens by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Nafplio.
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Nafplio, Greece — 3 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Ktima Palivou (in Nemea). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and steep yourself in history at Bourtzi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio tour planner.

Drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in February, with highs in Nafplio at 14°C and lows at 1°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Imerovigli.
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Imerovigli, Greece — 3 nights

Balcony to the Aegean

Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Get out of town with these interesting Imerovigli side-trips: Akrotiri (La Ponta & Venetian Castle of Santorini). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, kick back and relax at Red Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Imerovigli trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Imerovigli. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in February: high temperatures in Imerovigli hover around 18°C and lows are around 12°C. You will leave for Dubrovnik on the 20th (Sun).
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, stop by Old Town, hit the best photo ops around with War Photo Limited, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

Start your trip to Dubrovnik by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Imerovigli to Dubrovnik. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In February, Dubrovnik is little chillier than Imerovigli - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 2 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at The Lower Lakes. On the next day, stroll through Rastoke and then explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zagreb.
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Zagreb, Croatia — 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Mark's Church. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, take in panoramic vistas at Kula Lotrščak, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Charlie Chaplin.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Zagreb day trip website.

Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
You've now added Campo San Barnaba to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning website.

Getting from Zagreb to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in March, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 4th (Fri).
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Leaning Tower of Pisa). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Milan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary site.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Riva Del Garda.
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Riva Del Garda, Italy — 2 nights

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda trip builder.

Traveling by car from Milan to Riva Del Garda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Milan in March, with highs in Riva Del Garda at 34°C and lows at 34°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Town Walls, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then wander the streets of Altstadt, then admire the local landmark of Vierroehrenbrunnen, and finally snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke.

Make your Rothenburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Riva Del Garda to Rothenburg in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Riva Del Garda in March, expect Rothenburg to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wolfsburg.
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Wolfsburg, Germany — 15 nights

Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
Wolfsburg is known for museums, shopping, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Wolfsburg and explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wolfsburg route maker app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Wolfsburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).
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Croatia travel guide

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Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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