59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Sintra National Palace). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, do a tasting at The Best Portugal, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Lisbon is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to Lisbon. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. The adventure continues: catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seville holiday tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In November in Seville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Get some historical perspective at Barcelona Cathedral and Las Ramblas. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, and explore the galleries of Parc de Montjuic.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planning tool.

Getting from Seville to Barcelona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Groeningemuseum and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels travel route builder app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Old Church (in Delft) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Stadhuis Haarlem). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prague Astronomical Clock and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, examine the collection at Powder Tower, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Prague is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Maria Am Gestade are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and The Hofburg. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and examine the collection at The Third Man Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Get some historical perspective at Scrovegni Chapel and Piazza San Marco. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Guardastelle Vineyard and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence online holiday maker.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion will appeal to history buffs. Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in December, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Galata Tower and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in the views from Galata Koprusu.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. When traveling from Athens in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping