60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Chicago, 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quinta da Regaleira and Alfama. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Capela dos Ossos (in Evora). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning website .

Chicago, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Lisbon, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

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
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Galleria Borghese. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shoes on the Danube and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest vacation builder .

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in September, things will get slightly colder in Budapest: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Shoes on the Danube ©
Shoes on the Danube
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, get great views at Petřín, and contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Savior on the Spilled Blood and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Park And Gardens of Peterhof, examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

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

Fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in September: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stockholm Old Town and Stockholm City Hall. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stockholm visit planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm. In October, daytime highs in Stockholm are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Skansen ©
Skansen

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and De Duif. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Amsterdam is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luxembourg Gardens and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in London sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Speed Boats Tours
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dublin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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