59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Maspalomas, Spain

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Maspalomas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Plaza Del Rosario (in Aguimes), El bufadero de La Garita (in Telde) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Parque de Santa Catalina, Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, delve into the distant past at Canada de los Gatos, relax and rejuvenate at Dobrev Wellness and Massage, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maspalomas vacation tool.

Durham, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Durham in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Maspalomas: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bairro Alto, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Maspalomas in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Mirador del Valle. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (San Martin Bridge, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Paseo del Prado, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid attractions planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 51°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Passeig de Gracia. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Ciutadella Park, and browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 58°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cupola di San Pietro and La Pieta. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Siena (Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scrovegni Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Musei Civici Agli Eremitani, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in January, with highs in Venice at 47°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Venice in January, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Danube River. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect nights in Budapest to be cooler, around 25°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Center of Vienna and Rathaus. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), and admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hradcany and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Body Worlds. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brussels tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Gallery and Tower Bridge. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, stroll around St. James's Park, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and make a trip to Covent Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Sun Voyager. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Strokkur (in Geysir), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 38°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips