60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Alghero, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + ferry:  9​h 15​min
8
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Naxos, Greece
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Let the collections at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and MIM - Musical Instruments Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). The adventure continues: make a trip to Atomium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip site .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice journey site .

You can fly from Brussels to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in Venice hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for Florence on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Siena Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria. Popular historic sites such as Piazza del Duomo and Historic Centre of San Gimignano are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano), Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning tower Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, cool off at Bagno Pervinca, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Siena, Bagno Pervinca, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

6
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nuraghe Sant'Antine and Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina. Step out of the city life by going to S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna and La Pelosa Beach. Explore Alghero's surroundings by going to Capo San Marco (in San Giovanni di Sinis), Spiaggia dell'Arco (in S'archittu) and Stintino (Stabilimento Balneare I Fenicotteri & Spiaggia della Pelosetta). Spend the 20th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at I Gatti di Su Pallosu.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alghero trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Alghero in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stintino, Pozzo e Villaggio Nuragico S. Cristina, Spiaggia dell'Arco, S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome journey maker .

You can fly from Alghero to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

6
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido Capo di Conca. For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Sol’Art Ceramiche. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, L'Uomo e il Mare, & more) and Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello day trip website .

Do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca, Spiaggia di Atrani
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Perivolos and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Vlichada Beach. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (Santo Horse Riding & Caldera Beach). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and get great views at Sunset in Oia.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Ravello to Fira takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ravello to Fira is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari Beach, Vlychada Beach, Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

6
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Portara. Step off the beaten path and head to Psili Ammos Beach and Maragas Beach. Step out of Naxos with an excursion to Panormos Beach in Panormos--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kastraki Beach, stroll through Alyko Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, and examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Portara ©
Portara

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Naxos to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Naxos in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage d'Heraclee and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Croisette and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer), Plage de l'Anglade (in Le Lavandou) and Plage noire du Langoustier (in Hyeres). There's more to do: stroll through Lérins Islands and kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cannes road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Istanbul to Cannes in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: high temperatures in Cannes hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cannes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Plage noire du Langoustier, Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, Plage des Canebiers
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cannes to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cannes in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia da Samoqueira and Ilha do Pessegueiro. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia Grande and Pego Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Praia de Melides (in Grandola) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Jeronimos Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Belém Tower, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online tour builder .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Covo, Sintra, Pego Beach, Praia de Melides
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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