60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 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.
Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, admire the landmark architecture of New Peterhof Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Kapella, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg attractions planner.

Calgary, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in May since evenings lows in St. Petersburg dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Athens, Greece

— 5 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. Acropolis of Athens and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens travel website.

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: high temperatures in Athens hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

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.
Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In May, Budapest is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Step out of Prague to go to Karlstejn and see Karlstejn Castle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Budapest in May, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague) and Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Nieuwe Kerk, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route planner.

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Get some cultural insight at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Graslei and Korenlei. When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Gravensteen in Ghent, approximately Ghent away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, and get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges tour planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Serres Royales De Laeken. Get a sense of the local culture at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Grand Place. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, make a trip to Atomium, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Grand Canal, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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 appreciate Doge's Palace and Casa di Giulietta. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are in your itinerary. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Museo di Castelvecchio). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Venice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pitti Palace and Museo di San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Tesoro di San Pietro capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome visit planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Las Ramblas. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Palau Guell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona route website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Jerpoint Abbey. Kilmainham Gaol Museum and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower will appeal to history buffs. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, and wander the streets of Grafton Street.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip