59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cortez, United States
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grimaud, France
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train + bus:  5​h
12
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Cortez, United States

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and make a trip to Santa Justa Lift.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online journey planner .

Cortez, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Cortez in September, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Guincho Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Sant Miquel and Montgat Beach. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Barceloneta, and kick back and relax at Platja de la Nova Icaria.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Eze Sur Mer Strand and Plage Robinson for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs. Venture out of the city with trips to Antibes (Plage du Ponteil & Plage Antibes), Menton (Promenade du Soleil & Palmes Beach) and Midi Plage (in Cannes). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Midi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nice route planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in Nice

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Menton, Eze, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Plage Robinson
Highlights from your plan
Midi Plage ©
Midi Plage
The Church of Èze ©
The Church of Èze

5
nights
Grimaud, France

Grimaud ©
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de l'Anglade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grimaud: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Plage de Vergeron), Hyeres (Plage noire du Langoustier & Plage La Capte) and Le Lavandou (La plage, Plage de Cavaliere, & more).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grimaud trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nice to Grimaud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in September: highs in Grimaud hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Grimaud

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Hyeres, Saint-Tropez
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
La plage ©
La plage

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grimaud to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Grimaud in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, The Markt, & more) and Saint Bavo's Cathedral (in Ghent). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, ponder the world of politics at Abbaye de la Cambre, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To plan Brussels vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in September: highs in Brussels hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Step out of Prague with an excursion to Cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, don't miss a visit to Old Town Square, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Brussels to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

Before you visit Istanbul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mark's Square and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Venice hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena Cathedral (in Siena) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence travel planning site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are in your itinerary. Visit Lido di Ravello and Spiaggia di Atrani for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Lorenzo Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ravello online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Florence in October, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Spiaggia di Atrani, Spiaggia Lannio, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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