60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Bus:  8 h
3
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
4
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Marmaris, Turkey
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Ferry + Drive:  14 h
7
Rethymnon, Greece
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
8
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Butrint, Albania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Gjirokaster, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
11
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Bus:  7 h
12
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Sinaia, Romania
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
14
Heviz, Hungary
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
15
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Caferaga Medresesi and Haydarpasa Terminal are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Galata Mevlevi Museum and Florence Nightengale Museum. Explore Istanbul's surroundings by going to Bursa (Green Tomb, Emir Sultan Camii, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Theodosius, explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), and examine the collection at SALT Galata, Istanbul.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in March, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bursa
Highlights from your plan
Nuruosmaniye Camii ©
Nuruosmaniye Camii
Emir Sultan Camii ©
Emir Sultan Camii
Green Tomb ©
Green Tomb

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road & ATV Trails and Lucky Horse Ranch. Popular historic sites such as Zelve Open Air Museum and Agzikarahan Hani are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kolonlu Kilise, step into the grandiose world of Ortahisar Kalesi, don't miss a visit to Camel Rock, and do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in March, Goreme is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ortahisar Kalesi, Kocabag Winery, Guray Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kolonlu Kilise ©
Kolonlu Kilise
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Off-Road & ATV Trails

3
nights
Antalya, Turkey

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.
Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Carya Golf Club will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Devlet Agorasi and Ataturk House & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Seleukia (Lybre) (in Manavgat) and The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club (in Belek). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque, play a few rounds at Gloria Golf Club, and stop by Ataturk Boulevard.

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Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in March, with highs in Antalya at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belek, Manavgat
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Devlet Agorasi ©
Devlet Agorasi
Seleukia (Lybre) ©
Seleukia (Lybre)

2
nights
Oludeniz, Turkey

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 13th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, see the interesting displays at Fethiye Museum (Muzesi), then stop by Old Town, and finally trek along The Lycian Way. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Tlos, then explore the historical opulence of Fethiye Kalesi, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz online holiday planner.

Drive from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fethiye
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Town ©
Old Town
Tlos ©
Tlos

4
nights
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
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.
Carian rock tombs has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Halici Ahmet Urkay and Marmaris Balevi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Loryma and Siteler Sirinyer Cami. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Ataturk Park, make a trip to Ancient City Amos, and get outside with Mar.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marmaris road trip planning site.

Getting from Oludeniz to Marmaris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Marmaris sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Turunc Pazari
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Marmaris ©
Watersports Marmaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi ©
Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi

6
nights
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
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.
Visiting Stegna Beach and Epta Piges will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Cultural and Geological Melathro Rhodes and Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue capture your imagination. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Symi (Symi War Memorial, Kali Strata, &more), Church of St. Anastasia the Roman (in Gennadi) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Filemon Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Virgin Skiadenis, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mosque of Mourat Reis.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town road trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rhodes, Symi, Stegna Beach, Bee Museum, The Church of the Panagia
Highlights from your plan
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue ©
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros

6
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
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.
Visit Minoan grave of Filaki and Agia Irini Convent for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reptisland and Museum of Ancient Eleutherna. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou) (in Zaros), Winery Stilianou (in Kounavi) and Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Chalevi, examine the collection at Chromonastiri Military Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mikrasiaton Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon visit website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Souda, Minoan grave of Filaki, Reptisland, Rouvas Gorge (Agiou Nikolaou), Museum of Ancient Eleutherna
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna ©
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna
Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou

5
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agios Nikolaos and Geological History Museum Olympus. St. Paraskevi Church and Church of Agia Aikaterini will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Greek Art Arhon (in Paralia Katerinis), School of Aristotle (in Naousa) and Veroia (The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, Archaeological Museum of Veria, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Dion Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agioi Apostoloi, and see the interesting displays at MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Rethymnon to Thessaloniki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Rethymnon in March, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Thessaloniki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Butrint.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Veroia, Paralia Katerinis, Naousa, Agios Nikolaos Church, Dion Archaeological Museum
Highlights from your plan
Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos ©
Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos
Geological History Museum Olympus ©
Geological History Museum Olympus
Dion Archaeological Museum ©
Dion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Butrint, Albania

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

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Butrint trip planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Butrint in 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Butrint are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Gjirokaster on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Butrint

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

2
nights
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster ©
Along with the central Albanian town of Berat, Gjirokastra serves as a striking World Heritage Site known for its Ottoman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gjirokaster Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit, then learn about all things military at Gjirokaster, and finally contemplate the long history of Zekate House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Cold War Tunnel, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature&joy, and then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gjirokaster travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Butrint to Gjirokaster takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Gjirokaster

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
Highlights from your plan
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit ©
Kisha e Labovës së Kryqit
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster
Zekate House ©
Zekate House

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Visiting Boyana Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Tsari Mali Grad and Assen's Fortress. Change things up with these side-trips from Sofia: Plovdiv (Air Museum Plovdiv, Art Gallery Philippopolis, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Park "Kambanite", pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, explore the ancient world of Sofia Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, and ponder the world of politics at Sofia Court House.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary website.

Getting from Gjirokaster to Sofia by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gjirokaster in April, expect Sofia to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Horseback Riding Tours, Assen's Fortress, Tsari Mali Grad
Highlights from your plan
The Red Flat ©
The Red Flat
Assen's Fortress ©
Assen's Fortress
Tsari Mali Grad ©
Tsari Mali Grad

3
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Tiriac Collection and Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. Popular historic sites such as Lipscani and Saint George New Church (Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou) are in your itinerary. Step out of Bucharest to go to Mogosoaia and see Mogosoaia Palace, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Ceausescu Mansion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Patriarchal Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Romanian Kitsch Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bucharest trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sinaia.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mogosoaia Palace, Tiriac Collection
Highlights from your plan
Tiriac Collection ©
Tiriac Collection
Lipscani
Lipscani

4
nights
Sinaia, Romania

Sinaia ©
Named after the monastery around which it was built, Sinaia is a mountain resort and popular holiday destination for Romanians and foreigners alike.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peles Castle and La Prapastii Zarnesti. Get in touch with nature at Lalomita Cave and Zanoaga Ski Slope. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sinaia: Predeal Monastery (in Predeal), Ploiesti (Ion Luca Caragiale Museum, The Clock Museum, &more) and Targoviste (Parcul Chindia, Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave, do a tasting at Pensiunea Rhein, examine the collection at Casino Sinaia, and make a trip to Crucea Caraiman.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sinaia attractions planning tool.

You can take a train from Bucharest to Sinaia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Heviz.

Things to do in Sinaia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Targoviste, Ploiesti, La Prapastii Zarnesti, Predeal Monastery, Pensiunea Rhein
Highlights from your plan
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave ©
Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave
George Enescu Memorial House ©
George Enescu Memorial House

3
nights
Heviz, Hungary

Heviz ©
Located on Heviz Lake, the world's second-largest thermal lake, Heviz is a charming little spa town.
You've now added Holy Spirit Catholic Church to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Szechenyi Mansion and Balaton Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Sopron Museum - Old Synagogue and Kocsimuzeum Keszthely. Explore Heviz's surroundings by going to Sopron (Central Mining Museum, Storno House, &more), Nemeth Pince (in Badacsonytomaj) and Skizo Wine House (in Badacsonytordemic). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Watermill of Orvenyes, take in panoramic vistas at Shipping History Visitors Center – Exhibition and Lookout, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hungary Church, and do a tasting at Konyari Pinceszet.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Heviz sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sinaia to Heviz takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sinaia to Heviz. April in Heviz sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Heviz

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Sopron, Keszthely, Tihany, Szechenyi Mansion, Nemeth Pince
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Muzeum ©
Cadillac Muzeum
Szechenyi Mansion ©
Szechenyi Mansion
Balaton Museum ©
Balaton Museum

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.
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and Visegrad Citadel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Aeropark Budapest and Retro Design Center. Explore Budapest's surroundings by going to Lazar Equestrian Park (in Domony), Zugfozde Palinka Museum (in Visegrad) and Godollo (Calvary & Royal Palace of Godollo). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Faust Wine Cellar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fajdalmas Szuz Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Kovacs Margit Muzeum, and examine the collection at Mikrocsodak Muzeuma.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Heviz to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Szentendre, Godollo, Esztergom, Visegrad, Aeropark Budapest
Highlights from your plan
Visegrad Citadel ©
Visegrad Citadel
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral ©
Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Faust Wine Cellar ©
Faust Wine Cellar

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