60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  18​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
4
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
5
Rethymnon, Greece
— 7 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Alghero, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
13
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Peterhof Grand Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and The Bath Block. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Russian Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg tour itinerary builder site .

Vancouver, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Vancouver to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in November, with highs in St. Petersburg at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then get to know the fascinating history of Andrassy Avenue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

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Fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in November, expect Budapest to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul online journey builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. When traveling from Budapest in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Lindos and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Agios Nikolaos Fountoukli (in Eleousa), Lindos (Village of Lindos & The Church of the Panagia) and Agathi Beach (in Haraki). On the 16th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of Theotokos Church, do a tasting at Kounaki Wines, and stop by Ebonas Winecellar.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Istanbul to Rhodes Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Rhodes Town are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Art Park Rhodes, Faliraki Beach, Plakia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rethymnon Old Town and Marmara Beach. Let the collections at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Terzisart capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Glika Nera Beach (in Sfakia), Komos Beach (in Pitsidia) and Gavalochori (Venetian Wells & Historical & Folklore Museum of Gavalochori). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Skinaria Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agia Irini Convent, view the masterpieces at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Damnoni Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. November in Rethymnon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Plakias, Gavalochori, Glika Nera Beach, Archaeological Site of Azoires, Moni Palianis
Highlights from your plan
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach

6
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri and Castelli of Emporio will appeal to history buffs. Santo Winery and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Perivolos (Perivolos & Waterskiing & Jetskiing) and Eduart Gjopalaj (in Kamari). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, take in the exciting artwork at MATI Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Santo Horse Riding.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fira day trip planning app .

Ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. November in Fira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Perivolos, Vlychada, Pyrgos
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mark's Square and Scrovegni Chapel. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Fira to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Fira to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Venice is little chillier than Fira - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Siena Cathedral and The Baptistery of St. John. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Campo and Uffizi Galleries. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning tower Pisa (in Pisa), Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence route tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
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.
Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Sistine Chapel capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Trastevere, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

7
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.
Relax by the water at La Pelosa Beach and I Gatti di Su Pallosu. Popular historic sites such as Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonu Ighinu and Chiesa di Santa Sabina are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: Spiaggia Li Mindi (in Badesi), Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba) and Viddalba (in Viddalba). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites, kick back and relax at S'Arena Scoada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dell'Arco, and delve into the distant past at Nuraghe Losa.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alghero trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Rome to Alghero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, Nuraghe Sant'Antine, Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Bonu Ighinu, La Pelosa Beach, CULTER - Museo Internazionale del Coltello in Pattada
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Nuraghe Sant'Antine ©
Nuraghe Sant'Antine
Viddalba ©
Viddalba

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning app .

You can fly from Alghero to Lisbon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Alghero to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Let the collections at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Eiffel Tower. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam driving holiday tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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