60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Quebec City, Canada

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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Jacquemard-Andre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Quebec City in January, things will get much warmer in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Basilica of the Holy Blood & Groeningemuseum), Western Cemetery (in Ghent) and Chocolate Nation (in Antwerp). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Chocolate Nation, Western Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and De Duif are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stare Miasto and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, have fun and explore at HistoryLand, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow journey planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Krakow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in February since evenings lows in Krakow dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Lesser Town. Do some cultural sightseeing at StaromEstske namEsti and Prague Castle. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, take in the views from Charles Bridge, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

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Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Salzburger Altstadt and Salzburg Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Buchensteinwand Ski Area in St. Ulrich am Pillersee, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip maker .

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. February in Salzburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports

Side Trip

Buchensteinwand Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and Albertina. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunner Gardens, and make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Halaszbastya and Shoes on the Danube. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and House of Terror Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, take an in-depth tour of Hungarian National Museum, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning website .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Budapest sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

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

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Roman Forum. Pantheon and Cupola di San Pietro will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo di San Marco. Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Siena and Piazza Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Piazza Maggiore, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian will appeal to museum buffs. Cabo da Roca and Park and National Palace of Pena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Capela dos Ossos (in Evora), Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon travel route builder app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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

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