59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Budapest, Hungary
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Yalova (Erikli Waterfall, Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale, &more), Ataturk Kosku (in Termal) and Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, see the interesting displays at Mudanya Armistice House Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Napier, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Napier to Istanbul is minus 9 hours. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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 Szechenyi Lanchid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Budapest: Agostyan Arboretum (in Tata) and Neszmely Boat Museum (in Neszmely). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Lobkowicz Palace. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Budapest in August, plan for slightly colder days in Prague, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

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 12th (Mon): stop by Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, then get lost in a book at libreria Acqua alta, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning app.

Fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Siena) and San Gimignano (San Gimignano Bell Tower & Historic Centre of San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cascata delle Marmore and Palatine Hill. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Tarragona (Pont del Diable & Anfiteatro de Tarragona), Passeig de la Muralla (in Girona) and Illuminated Fountain (in Salou). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

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 Batalha Monastery and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Centro Historico de Evora, &more) and Obidos Village (in Obidos). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the local landmark of Rossio Square, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip app.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in August since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luxembourg Gardens and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tower Bridge and Hyde Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read London road trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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 Vondelpark and Zaanse Schans. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Naardermeer (in Naarden) and Alkmaar (Kaeskoppenstad & Rijksmonument het Hooge Huys uit 1931). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 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 London to Amsterdam. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tivoli Gardens and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, stroll around Kongens Have, and take in the waterfront at Nyhavn.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen tour planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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 Walking tours and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower & Smithwick's Experience) and People's Park (in Dun Laoghaire). Next up on the itinerary: walk around St Stephens Green, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and stop by Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 8 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gullfoss Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Fridheimar (in Reykholt), Geysir (Strokkur & Geysir Golf Course) and Kerið (in Selfoss). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. In September, Reykjavik is little chillier than Dublin - with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips