59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train + bus:  5​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Museo Correr. Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Scrovegni Chapel. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. In April, Venice is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
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.
Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at M.G. Design.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Visiting Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi and Fornillo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Walk of the Gods & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ravello planner .

Do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

5
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 Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Roman Forum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casa Batllo and El Barri Gòtic. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Museo Picasso. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, go for a walk through Passeig de Gracia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona journey maker app .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Capela dos Ossos. Park and National Palace of Pena and Batalha Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery, Capela dos Ossos
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Shop till you drop at National Gallery of Ireland and Grafton Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Little Museum of Dublin and Guinness Storehouse. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, approximately 2 hours away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin online trip builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Paris dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and The Jordaan. Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Haarlem and see Frans Hals Museum, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
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.
Head to Lobkowicz Palace and DOX Centre for Contemporary Artfor plenty of shopping. Prague Castle and StaromEstske namEsti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, explore the galleries of St. George's Basilica, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague travel route planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Do your shopping at Vienna Naschmarkt and Dorotheum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunner Gardens and Schonbrunn Palace. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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.
House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Halaszbastya, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, shop like a local with Vaci Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Andrassy Avenue.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip app .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and American Hastanesi Sanat Galerisi. Visit Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultanahmet District for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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