60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Air Force Museum London. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Museum of London. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buckingham Palace and Wallace Collection. The adventure continues: stop by Westminster, admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House, walk around Regent's Park, and brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Atelier des Lumieres. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Grand Canal in Versailles, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris tour planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel, see the interesting displays at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then explore the activities along Herengracht, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visiting Strandbar Mitte and Der Vertikale Garten im Dussmann-Haus will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as The Dresden Zwinger and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse, Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden), &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, see the interesting displays at Museum Knoblauchhaus, don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Heiliggeistkirche, explore the galleries of BMW Headquarters, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgersaalkirche, and finally examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Munich journey planner.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, examine the collection at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally stroll through The Vrtba Garden. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost, appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, contemplate the long history of Nejvyssi Purkrabstvi, then explore the galleries of Lobkowicz Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Melk Abbey. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and The Third Man Museum. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Wachau Valley (in Joching), Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Stadtpfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt (in Melk). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Hofburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Vienna, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna route maker app.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), head off the coast to Margaret Island, then examine the collection at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadel, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest planning site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kazmierz The Former Jewish District and Wawel Royal Castle. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krakow road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Krakow, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 2 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Rahma Mosque, steep yourself in history at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, get engrossed in the history at Victoria Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vydubychi Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Kyiv Founders’ Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cyril's Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicolas Cathedral, examine the collection at Software and Computer Museum, explore the world behind art at Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

Before you visit Kyiv (Kiev), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Krakow to Kyiv (Kiev) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Kyiv (Kiev). In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Kazan Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor, steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, and examine the collection at Sovereign's Fun.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online tour planner.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to St. Petersburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. While traveling from Kyiv (Kiev), expect little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Moscow, Russia

— 3 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like State Tretyakov Gallery and Chapel-at-the-Well. Venture out of the city with trips to Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo (in Abramtsevo) and Sergiyev Posad (Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve, Refectory Church of St Sergius, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, contemplate the long history of Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov State Museum, and don't miss a visit to Lobnoye Mesto.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip builder site.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Visit Historic Areas of Istanbul and Hagia Sophia for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

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Traveling by flight from Moscow to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Moscow in October, things will get much warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 28°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Corinth Canal (in Isthmia) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, visit Plaka, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in October since evenings lows in Athens dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Space.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Fira visit planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, and get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planning website.

Fly from Fira to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Fira in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and El Born. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Lloret de Mar (Fenals Beach, Parish Church of Sant Roma, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip site.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 17th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Archivo De La Real Chancilleria De Granada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abadia del Sacromonte, see the interesting displays at Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Toledo.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums

Toledo, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church, examine the collection at Museo de los Concilios y de la Cultura Visigoda, indulge your senses at Evocarte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, then don't miss a visit to Custodia de Arfe, and finally ponder the design of El Pozo De Los Deseos. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, examine the collection at Museo de Tapices de la Catedral, examine the collection at Museo del Greco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Antonio de Padua.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Toledo trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Granada to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Toledo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Praia da Nazare and Guincho Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Grutas de Mira de Aire (in Mira de Aire), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Sintra National Palace (in Sintra). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online travel planner.

You can fly from Toledo to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Irish Whiskey Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Trim (Priory of St. John The Baptist & Trim Castle), St Peter's Church (in Drogheda) and Killiney Hill (in Killiney). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, appreciate the history behind Newgrange, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Audoen's Church, and browse the collection at Richmond Barracks.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online visit planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in October, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 16°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Let the collections at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir), Hveragerdi (Raufarholshellir & Reykjadalur Hot Springs) and Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Thermal Spas). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, take a memorable drive along Ring Road, and step off the mainland to explore Videy Island.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Reykjavik to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.