60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Medicine Hat, Canada
Fly:  29 h
1
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
13
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
14
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Medicine Hat, Canada

1
night
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ilulissat Icefjord, then go for a walk through Sermermiut, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jakobshavn Glacier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ilulissat using our trip planner.

Medicine Hat, Canada to Ilulissat is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Western Greenland Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Medicine Hat in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Ilulissat: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
Jakobshavn Glacier ©
Jakobshavn Glacier
Sermermiut ©
Sermermiut

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Gullfoss Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip app.

Getting from Ilulissat to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ilulissat to Reykjavik. Traveling from Ilulissat in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Reykjavik, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Peterhof Palace and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take in nature's colorful creations at Park And Gardens of Peterhof, examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Reykjavik to St. Petersburg in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, things will get somewhat warmer in St. Petersburg: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

1
day
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral and then get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Almaty road trip planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Almaty in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Almaty due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in August; daily highs in Almaty reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

1
night
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and then steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kiev travel route builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Almaty to Kiev in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Almaty in August, expect nights in Kiev to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Suleymaniye Cami . And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul holiday maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kiev to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kiev in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Walking tours

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fortress Palamidi and Mount Lycabettus. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Corinth (Archea Korinthos & Akrokorinthos) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Fortress Palamidi
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

5
nights
Rome, Italy

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 Food Tours and Palatine Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome online route planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 Campo and Duomo di Siena. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and The Magic Fountain. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Acueduct of Segovia and Wine Tours & Tastings. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Alcazar of Segovia in Segovia, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid journey builder app.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

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 Walking tours and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Alfama, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Walking tours
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luxembourg Gardens and Sainte-Chapelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September, Paris is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and National Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre) and The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the London road trip app.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, The Cotswold Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Speed Boats Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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