60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Antibes, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at University Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Budapest driving holiday planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Budapest to be colder, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche) will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday planner .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and Katedrala Svateho Vita. Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, head outdoors with Prague for Two, and contemplate the long history of St. George's Basilica.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Prague tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Grote Markt (in Haarlem). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, shop like a local with Leidseplein, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, & more) and Ghent (Western Cemetery & Gravensteen). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris travel tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo dos Mouros. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Farol do cabo da Roca & Quinta da Regaleira). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

5
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Visit Plage d'Antheor and La plage for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Station de Ski L'Audibergue and Lérins Islands. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Saint Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, and take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antibes driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Antibes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Antibes, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Antibes

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Paul-de-Vence, La plage, Station de Ski L'Audibergue, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La plage ©
La plage
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visiting Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Antibes to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, steep yourself in history at KIz Kulesi, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul. When traveling from Rome in March, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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