60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train + subway:  3​h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quinta da Regaleira and Capela dos Ossos. Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour planner.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol. Museum-lovers will get to explore Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take an in-depth tour of Irish Famine Museum Dublin, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin route builder tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chambord. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims (in Reims), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Chateau de Chambord, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo di Siena (in Siena), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Villa Adriana (in Tivoli). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano) and Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Ravello are little chillier (84°F), and nights are a bit warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Minori, Positano, Amalfi, Marina di Praia Beach, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Scrovegni Chapel. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Arena di Verona in Verona (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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You can take a train from Ravello to Venice in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ravello in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Venice, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and The Vrtba Garden are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at StaromEstske namEsti and Katedrala Svateho Vita. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary builder .

You can 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 August, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Popular historic sites such as Halaszbastya and Hősök tere are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), try out the rides at Palatinus Strandfürdő, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip maker tool .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in August: highs in Budapest hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Let the collections at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Istanbul Modern capture your imagination. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catherine Palace and Park and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Choral Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at The Shadow Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg day trip site .

Fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 71°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Catherine Palace and Park ©
Catherine Palace and Park

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace. Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, step off the mainland to explore Sandhamn, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Stockholm holiday planning site .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

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