58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 32 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Drive
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Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly to Pula, Shuttle to Trieste
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Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Perpignan, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 32 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 hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Get in touch with nature at The Amstel and Rietplas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Utrecht (Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Dom Tower, &more), Bloemendaal (Hertenkamp Bloemendaal, Bloemendaal Beach, &more) and Hoorneboegse Heide (in Hilversum). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stroll through Paleis Het Loo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planning site.

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ihlamur Pavilion, take an in-depth tour of Galata Mevlevi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sehzade Mehmet Mosque, wander the streets of Eyup, then visit Besiktas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buyuk Mecidiye Cami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Anadolu Hisari Fort, steep yourself in history at Kucuksu Pavilion, explore the galleries of Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Caferaga Medresesi, then contemplate the long history of Serefiye Sarnici, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nuruosmaniye Camii.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Istanbul holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll the grounds of Zeitenlik, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agioi Apostoloi, pause for some serene contemplation at The Catacombs of St. John the Baptist, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Panteleimon. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agia Aikaterini, steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Ilias, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Dexia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saviour.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Thessaloniki are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tirana.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at House of Leaves, see the interesting displays at Museum of Secret Surveillance, get to know the fascinating history of Rruga Murat Toptani, then browse the exhibits of Bektashi World Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bektashi World Centre, and finally soak away your stress at Deluxe Spa & Massage.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tirana trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Tirana in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Tirana due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 1 night
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
On the 23rd (Mon), browse the exhibits of Centre of Contemporary Art at Petrović Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Podgorica trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Podgorica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Podgorica

Museums

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, steep yourself in history at St. John's Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dominican Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Bokar, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Prijeko street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Annunciation, then stop by House of Nature, and finally steep yourself in history at Synagogue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Dubrovnik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Split, Croatia

— 1 night

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Split Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, kick back and relax at Kasuni Beach, then kick back and relax at Bene Beach, then kick back and relax at Bacvice Beach, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Senses Split. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Starigrad Fortress, then explore the activities along Omis and Cetina River, then take in breathtaking views at Omis Cetina Canyon, and finally steep yourself in history at Fortress Mirabella (Peovica).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip maker tool.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Split in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Trieste, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta, explore the ancient world of Parco archeologico Muggia vecchia, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni comunali Lanterna, then examine the collection at Il Magazzino dei Venti (Museo della Bora), then examine the collection at Museo Sveviano, and finally examine the collection at Civico Museo della Civilta Istriana Fiumana e Dalmata.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Trieste trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Trieste takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Trieste sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvador, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano, and finally wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio al Palazzo, admire the masterpieces at Studio Museo Francesco Messina, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Decorative Arts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Simpliciano, and finally explore the ancient world of Archi di Porta Nuova.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Genoa, Italy

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santo Stefano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta di Carignano, get to know the fascinating history of Campopisano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Macelli di Soziglia, then make a trip to Ascensore di Castelletto Levante, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Filippo Neri.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Genoa tour planning website.

You can drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church, take an in-depth tour of New National Museum of Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs (Musee des Souvenirs Napoleoniens), then get a new perspective on nature at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, and finally see what you can catch with aliceBoat. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, tee off at Monte Carlo Country Club, get a sense of history and politics at Prince's Palace of Monaco, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee Naval de Monaco, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, and finally explore the galleries of Princess Grace Irish Library.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Monte-Carlo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Marseille, France

— 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at L'Argilla, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, explore the world behind art at Musee Grobet-Labadie, then examine the collection at Le Musee de la Moto, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Terroir Marseillais, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Arts Africains, Oceaniens, Amerindiens (MAAOA).

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille online route planner.

Drive from Monte-Carlo to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in September, Marseille is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Perpignan, France

— 1 night
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Of Cabestany, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Mathieu, get a new perspective on nature at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques., then view the masterpieces at Centre International du Photojournalisme, and finally admire the masterpieces at A Cent Metres du Centre du Monde.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perpignan online journey planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Perpignan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Perpignan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, steep yourself in history at Palau Reial Major, see the interesting displays at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Catalunya, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bogatell Beach, and finally wander the streets of L'Eixample District.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can drive from Perpignan to Barcelona in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Valencia, Spain

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Valencia Museum of History, examine the collection at Centre del Carme, see the interesting displays at Casa de las Rocas, examine the collection at Jose Benlliure House/Museum, then examine the collection at Museu de Prehistoria de Valencia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of John's Saints. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, see the interesting displays at Museu del Patriarca, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Municipal, then kick back and relax at Playa De La Devesa Del Saler, then get outside with OceanRepublik, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Monasterio De San Miguel De Los Reyes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Valencia trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 7th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at CarrascoBeach Playas Benalmadena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Miguel, then kick back and relax at Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, then see the interesting displays at Museum Jorge Rando, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip itinerary website.

Getting from Valencia to Malaga by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Malaga sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Jose, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia del Sagrario, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Ana.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): do a tasting at The Best Portugal, take an in-depth tour of Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), and finally grab your bike and head to Parque da Paz. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Lagoa de Albufeira Beach, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Sesimbra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da California, and finally do a tasting at Quinta de Bacalhoa.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon tour planner.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.