60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train + subway:  3​h
11
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
bus + train:  5​h
12
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States

4
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.
Kilkenny Castle and Dublin Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Writers Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, take an in-depth tour of Irish Famine Museum Dublin, make a trip to Temple Bar, and view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning app .

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Kilkenny Castle, Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at Churchill War Rooms and The British Museum. Visit Dover Castle and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

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You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in London, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
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 get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step off the beaten path and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and make a trip to Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris route planning app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Salzburger Altstadt and Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus). Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg visit planner.

You can fly from Paris to Salzburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Salzburg sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Melk Abbey and Schonbrunner Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace. There's still lots to do: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna day trip site .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

3
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.
Matthias Church and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Memento Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and get to know the fascinating history of Janoshegy.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Budapest

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Palace and ABBA The Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Skansen and Vasa Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, examine the collection at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan).

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm vacation planner .

Getting from Budapest to Stockholm by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Savior on the Spilled Blood. Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and The State Hermitage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), admire the natural beauty at Catherine Palace and Park, and browse the exhibits of The Marly Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg route planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Catherine Palace and Park ©
Catherine Palace and Park

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultanahmet District. Get some cultural insight at Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Taksim Square, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning website .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect Istanbul to be much warmer, temps between 76°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Orvieto and Palatine Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome journey planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo will appeal to history buffs. Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano).

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

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Positano, Spiaggia Lannio, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le mura di Lucca and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Museum-lovers will get to explore Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Ravello in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capela dos Ossos and Castelo dos Mouros. You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, do a tasting at The Best Portugal, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums 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

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