60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train + subway:  3​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
bus + train:  5​h
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, and wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect Lisbon to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. November in Barcelona sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and National Gallery of Ireland. Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Dublin reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

4
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.
Head to Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Champs-Elysees. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

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

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Take a break from the city and head to Lérins Islands and Plage de Cavaliere. Get some cultural insight at Rue d'Antibes and Vieille Ville. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Plage de Pampelonne (in Ramatuelle), La Croisette (in Cannes) and La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Grande Plage du Lavandou, wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Le Lavandou, Plage de Pampelonne, VinAzur - Vins de provence, La Madone d'Utelle
Highlights from your plan
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Nice in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Positano (Fornillo, Bagni d'Arienzo, & more).

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ravello trip planning site .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi, Scala, Le Vigne di Raito, Santa Maria de Olearia
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Uffizi Galleries and The Baptistery of St. John are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and view the masterpieces at M.G. Design.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Visit Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore for their historical value. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Head to Lobkowicz Palace and Gallery of Steel Figuresfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and Katedrala Svateho Vita. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, get outside with Prague for Two, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Prague holiday maker .

Fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip maker tool .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Budapest.

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

4
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.
Head to Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Streetfor some retail therapy. Matthias Church and Halaszbastya will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Eger Castle in Eger (about 2 hours away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Eger Castle
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), you'll 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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