60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Bus
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Ferry to Sitia, Drive to Rethymnon
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 6 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Fly to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 5 nights
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Fly to Corfu, Ferry to Sarandë, Drive to Butrint
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Butrint, Albania
— 3 nights
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Gjirokaster, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Bus
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Train
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Sinaia, Romania
— 4 nights
Drive
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Heviz, Hungary
— 3 nights
Train
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Besiktas and Nuruosmaniye Camii. Do some cultural sightseeing at Caferaga Medresesi and Green Tomb. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Bursa (Emir Sultan Camii & Tombs of Osman and Orhan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sehzade Mehmet Mosque, explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Theodosius, examine the collection at Museum of Innocence, and make a trip to Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul itinerary planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Istanbul is 6 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in March, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (14°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Goreme, Turkey

— 3 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Visit Zelve Open Air Museum and Ortahisar Kalesi for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guray Museum and Kocabag Winery. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Agzikarahan Hani, get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakli Kilise.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goreme day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Antalya, Turkey

— 3 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yivli Minaret Mosque and Ataturk House & Museum. Visit Seleukia (Lybre) and Devlet Agorasi for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Belek (The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club & Carya Golf Club). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ataturk Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Antalya Toy Museum, engage your brain at Deniz Biyolojisi Muzesi, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya visit planner.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in March: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Turkey

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, take an in-depth tour of Fethiye Museum, then stop by Old Town, and finally hike along The Lycian Way. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Tlos, then step into the grandiose world of Fethiye Kalesi, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Antalya to Oludeniz by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. March in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marmaris, Turkey

— 4 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carian rock tombs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pasha Fine Jewelery and Rhodes. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Watersports Marmaris will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stop by Datca Peninsula, go for a stroll along the water at MartI Marina & Yacht Club, pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains, and see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marmaris trip planner.

Take a bus from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rhodes Town, Greece

— 6 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Step out of the city life by going to St Nicholas Beach and Stegna Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue and The Acropolis of Rhodes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Epta Piges (in Kolimbia), Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Symi (Symi War Memorial, Kali Strata, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kahal Shalom Synagogue, test your team's savvy at The Cage, contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Victory ''Santa Maria''.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rhodes Town trip itinerary site.

Getting from Marmaris to Rhodes Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marmaris to Rhodes Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marmaris in March, Rhodes Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Greece

— 6 nights
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Get in touch with nature at Reptisland and Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou). Discover out-of-the-way places like Souda Bay War Cemetery and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: Museum of Ancient Eleutherna (in Eletherna), Winery Stilianou (in Archanes) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Chromonastiri Military Museum, experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum of Crete, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Getting from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon by combination of ferry and car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 5 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Heptapyrgion and Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery) and Thessaloniki Cinema Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Veroia (The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, Archaeological Museum of Veria, &more), Paralia Katerinis (Greek Art Arhon & St. Paraskevi Church) and Naousa (School of Aristotle & Agios Nikolaos). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Geological History Museum Olympus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Ilias, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Thessaloniki, and steep yourself in history at Church of Agia Aikaterini.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Thessaloniki by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Rethymnon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Butrint.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Butrint, Albania

— 3 nights
Butrint is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Butrint tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Thessaloniki to Butrint takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Gjirokaster on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Butrint

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Gjirokaster, Albania

— 2 nights

City of Stone

Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit, then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, and finally contemplate the long history of Zekate House. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, and then take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gjirokaster visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Butrint to Gjirokaster takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gjirokaster are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 4 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Boyana Waterfall. Let the collections at National Museum of Military History and Muzeiko capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sofia: Assen's Fortress (in Asenovgrad), Plovdiv (Air Museum Plovdiv, Art Gallery Philippopolis, &more) and Tsari Mali Grad (in Belchin). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, pause for some photo ops at Saint Sofia Monument, delve into the distant past at Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, and contemplate the long history of Park "Kambanite".

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sofia itinerary builder website.

Drive from Gjirokaster to Sofia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gjirokaster in April, with highs in Sofia at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bucharest, Romania

— 3 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Ceausescu Mansion and The National Museum of Art of Romania. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Patriarchal Cathedral and Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche. Explore Bucharest's surroundings by going to Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Muzeul Coleckiilor de Arta (The Art Collections Museum), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou), get a new perspective on nature at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at National Military Museum Bucharest.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bucharest route planner.

Traveling by bus from Sofia to Bucharest takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sinaia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Sinaia, Romania

— 4 nights

Pearl Of The Carpathians

Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ion Luca Caragiale Museum and Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower). Museum-lovers will get to explore Casino Sinaia and Museum of Communism. Venture out of the city with trips to Targoviste (Parcul Chindia, Princely Court, &more), Lalomita Cave (in Moroeni) and La Prapastii Zarnesti (in Zarnesti). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of George Enescu Memorial House, make a trip to Crucea Caraiman, see the interesting displays at The Clock Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sinaia holiday site.

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Sinaia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Heviz.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Heviz, Hungary

— 3 nights
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Explore hidden gems such as Szechenyi Mansion and Kocsimuzeum Keszthely. Let the collections at Balaton Museum and The Yearthousands of Heviz permanent exhibition capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heviz: Skizo Wine House (in Badacsonytordemic), Sopron (Sopron Museum - Old Synagogue, Central Mining Museum, &more) and Nemeth Pince (in Badacsonytomaj). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cadillac Muzeum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Collection Heviz, browse the exhibits of Shipping History Visitors Center – Exhibition and Lookout, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Via Dolorosa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Heviz holiday planner.

You can drive from Sinaia to Heviz in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Sinaia to Heviz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Heviz can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Heviz

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Appreciate the collections at Zugfozde Palinka Museum and Visegrad Citadel. Get a sense of the local culture at Faust Wine Cellar and Royal Palace of Godollo. Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Lazar Equestrian Park (in Domony), Esztergom (Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral & Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel) and Calvary (in Godollo). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Szabó Marzipan Museum, take an in-depth tour of Retro Design Center, and explore the world behind art at Kovacs Margit Muzeum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Heviz to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Romania travel guide

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Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Government Buildings
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.