61 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and stop by Ortakoy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip planning app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Auckland in March, with highs in Istanbul at 14°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.
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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in April, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, stroll around Prater, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 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'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in April, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Santa Brigida and see Castello del Trebbio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

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Getting from Paris to Bruges by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, walk around Vondelpark, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder app.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 6 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around Phoenix Park, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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