60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Alghero, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
15
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Durham, United States

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at National Tile Museum and National Museum of Ancient Art. Popular historic sites such as Belém Tower and Park and National Palace of Pena are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, & more), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Capela dos Ossos (in Evora). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Durham, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 46°F in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Delta del Llobregat and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll through Park Guell.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing app .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

7
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Visit Cala Sant'Andrea and Cala Sabina for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Chiesa di San Nicola and Chiesa di Santa Maria are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bosa (Cala Managu & Cane Malu), La Pelosa Beach (in Stintino) and Spiaggia dell'Arco (in S'archittu). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites, enjoy the sand and surf at S'Arena Scoada Beach, stroll through Cala Tinnari, and steep yourself in history at Nuraghe Losa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alghero trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Alghero in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. February in Alghero sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bonarcado, Bosa, CULTER - Museo Internazionale del Coltello in Pattada, Chiesa di San Nicola, Cala Tinnari
Highlights from your plan
Cala Sant'Andrea ©
Cala Sant'Andrea
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Albaneto. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Avezzano to see Monte Velino about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Alghero to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Albaneto, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza della Signoria and The Baptistery of St. John. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Piazza del Campo in Siena, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Istanbul Modern Museum. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Little Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Florence to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in March: highs in Istanbul hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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 Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Russian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, explore the historical opulence of Catherine's Body, and take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Istanbul to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 36°F by day to 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stockholm Old Town and Vasa Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Stendorren Nature Reserve and Langholmen. Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Fjallnora Friluftsomrade in Uppsala--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm journey builder site .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fjallnora Friluftsomrade, Stendorren Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Krakow online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in March: highs in Krakow hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Shoes on the Danube Bank. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip maker site .

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in March: highs in Budapest hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

5
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 some cultural sightseeing at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Belvedere Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Center of Vienna and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
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.
On the 27th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Town Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Prague are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, Frans Hals Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Popular historic sites such as Serres Royales De Laeken and Parc du Cinquantenaire are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, make a trip to Atomium, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Brussels holiday planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Le Marais, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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