60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
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Izmir, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 7 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Salou, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Lille, France
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Dusseldorf, Germany

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), pause for some serene contemplation at Domschatzkammer, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, and finally examine the collection at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dusseldorf is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Izmir, Turkey

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Visit Ancient City of Ephesus and Heracles Gate for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ephesus Museum and Camlik Locomotive Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Izmir side-trips: Selcuk (Curetes Street, The Temple of Artemis, &more). There's more to do: examine the collection at KEY Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Izmir trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dusseldorf to Izmir in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Izmir, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Izmir, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. The adventure continues: visit Plaka, see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, get engrossed in the history at The Jewish Museum of Greece, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan trip to Athens with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Izmir to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Pompeii, Italy

— 7 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa Rufolo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paestum Ruins and Duomo di Ravello. Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Museo della Carta, &more), Paestum (Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, &more) and Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Athens to Pompeii by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Pompeii is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Pompeii. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Castello Sannazzaro di Giarole will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: La Castella (in Villafranca d'Asti), Parrocchia S. M. Assunta (in Caramagna Piemonte) and Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento, see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), and look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turin trip tool.

Fly from Pompeii to Turin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pompeii in August: high temperatures in Turin hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 30th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip app.

Fly from Turin to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in August, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Salou.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Salou, Spain

— 4 nights

Nightlife Capital of the Costa Dorada

Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona and Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu de Vestidos de Papel and Gaudi Centre Reus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salou: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Torredembarra), Celler Mas Vicenc (in Cabra del Camp) and Reial Monestir De Santes Creus (in Aiguamurcia). Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at PortAventura. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Celler Devinssi, explore the ancient world of Circ Roma, steep yourself in history at Miravet Castle (Castillo de Miravet), and look for all kinds of wild species at Centre Horus.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Salou trip planning site.

You can drive from Barcelona to Salou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Salou

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu de Marinha. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salou to Lisbon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salou to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 7 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Museu Serralves and FC Porto Museum. Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Porto is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Cadbury World and The Coventry Music Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Birmingham Back to Backs and 22 Bayley Lane Coventry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Coventry (Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, St. Mary's Guildhall, &more), Black Country Living Museum (in Dudley) and Falconry with Nigel Hawkins (in Essington). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Packington Somers Fishery, get engrossed in the history at Selly Manor, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Flatout Factory.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Porto to Birmingham in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Porto in September, with highs in Birmingham at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Lille.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Get some historical perspective at Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery and Chateau du Vert-Bois. Get some cultural insight at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and Wormhoudt Massacre Site. Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Bray-Dunes (Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand & Dune du Perroquet), Centre Historique Mnier (in Lewarde) and Maison de la Bataille de la Peene (in Noordpeene). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, look for all kinds of wild species at La Z'Ane Attitude, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and join in the after-dark buzz at Le Waf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Birmingham to Lille in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Campania travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania is noted for its mild climate, picturesque coast, outstanding culinary tradition, and rich legacy of art and culture. Most visitors to this region begin their holiday sightseeing at the sea, where the coastline is marked with secluded bays, tranquil coves, and dramatic cliffs. The lush Mediterranean landscape is home to flourishing towns and charming villages, each steeped in its own culture, art, and traditions, and offering plenty of local places to visit. This ancient land is the birthplace of some well-known culinary favorites, including pizza and spaghetti. Campanians were among the first Europeans to use tomatoes not only as an ornamental plant, but also as food and garnish. The region is renowned for its fruits and vegetables--but its best-known product is mozzarella cheese.

Piedmont travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.

Catalonia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Parks · Nightlife
Proud of its distinct culture and heritage, Catalonia is an autonomous region within Spain. The fierce spirit of this region and its inhabitants has shaped the history of Spain and, often, the rest of Europe. Its diverse land is home to the metropolis of Barcelona and numerous smaller urban centers, villages, and resorts, many of which are packed with sightseeing possibilities and tourists all year long. Despite seemingly unstoppable commercialization and urbanization, much of Catalonia has managed to retain the wild, unblemished beauty that drew visitors to Spain in the first place. Its main geographical feature is the mighty Pyrenees range, dominating a landscape of green valleys dotted with sleepy rural communities, ancient monasteries, and working vineyards ideal for day trips.

Lisbon District travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Aquariums
Lisbon District contains a coastline that stretches for over 320 km (200 mi), so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the region's art, cuisine, and architecture remain inextricably linked to the sea. Straddling seven hills on the edge of the Atlantic, the coastal city of Lisbon serves as the district's main holiday destination, drawing pleasure seekers with its old-fashioned hospitality, rich cultural scene, and vibrant nightlife. Further inland spreads the district's serene countryside, studded with quaint villages, monasteries, and wineries. The small town of Sintra, a standout among the district's notable places to visit, boasts a well-preserved Moorish castle and a lavish royal palace and gardens, former summer residence of Portuguese aristocrats.

Porto District travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wineries & Vineyards
Long accustomed to welcoming visitors from around the world, Porto District boasts a blend of attractions that include museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, historic monuments, and World Heritage-listed archaeological sites. The district's eponymous capital city serves as the gateway to the country's famed wine region, a leading supplier of some of the world's finest fortified wines. A paradise for sightseeing on foot, the historical city also features a well-preserved medieval quarter built over the foundations of ancient Roman ruins. Discover the city and its surrounding region on a boat tour along the Douro River, or head for the district's less-frequented interior to explore its pristine natural parks and rugged mountain regions.

West Midlands travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Although it lacks access to the sea, West Midlands has no shortage of tourist attractions, including unspoiled natural wonders, modern cities, and sprawling rural areas. The region’s main urban center is Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, offering some of the best nightlife and culinary options in this part of the country. Although heavily populated and industrialized, this region abounds in hidden rural corners, where the charms of old England endure right alongside modern cafes, pubs, and shops. Consider venturing beyond the region’s big cities during your holiday to tour the numerous well-preserved stately houses, lush parks and gardens, and quiet villages that dot the countryside.

Nord travel guide

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Room Escape Games · Landmarks · Specialty Museums