60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:  3​h
3
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
4
Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Alcudia, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Malaga, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
14
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Agios Pavlos Beach and Glystra Beach. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, and stroll through Tsambika Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lindos driving holiday planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Lindos is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In September, Lindos is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Lindos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tsambika Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falassarna Beach and Lake Kournas. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre (in Hersonissos), Old Venetian Harbor (in Chania Town) and Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Arkadi, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudaki Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon route builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rethymnon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lindos in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Rethymnon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Venetian Harbor, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Lake Kournas, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Falassarna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then do a tasting at Santo Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Oia vacation site .

Getting from Rethymnon to Oia by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Syracuse Cathedral and Ragusa Ibla. Get out of town with these interesting Syracuse side-trips: Spiaggia Scalo Mandrie (in Portopalo di Capo Passero) and Centro Storico (in Noto). It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) and step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oia to Syracuse in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Syracuse due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ragusa Ibla, Spiaggia Scalo Mandrie, Centro Storico
Highlights from your plan
Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Battistero. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Lucca (Le mura di Lucca & Piazza Anfiteatro), Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo di Pisa, & more) and Bologna (Basilica di San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, & more). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Syracuse to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Abbazia di San Galgano. Venture out of the city with trips to Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

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You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Duomo di Orvieto, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

5
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardi del Turia and Plaza de la Virgen. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Alicante (Guadalest Valley & Castillo de Santa Barbara), Benidorm (Playa de Levante & El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm) and Peniscola Castle (in Peniscola). There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat), contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

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Getting from Siena to Valencia by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Valencia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Benidorm, Alicante, Peniscola Castle
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen

3
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Alcudia and Playa de Muro. Change things up with these side-trips from Alcudia: Palma de Mallorca (Palma Aquarium, Catedral de Mallorca, & more) and Cap de Formentor (in Formentor). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Alcudia trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Valencia to Alcudia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Alcudia can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Cap de Formentor, Playa de Muro
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta. Step out of Maspalomas with an excursion to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Playa de Mogan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Maspalomas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Maspalomas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Alcudia to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Alcudia in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Maspalomas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

6
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castillo de Gibralfaro and Historic Centre of Cordoba. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Granada (Generalife, Mirador de San Nicolas, & more), Puente Nuevo (in Ronda) and Nerja (Balcon de Europa & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, walk around Parque De La Paloma, go for a stroll along the water at Benalmadena Puerto Marina, and make a trip to Puerto de Málaga.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip website .

Fly from Maspalomas to Malaga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Maspalomas in October since evenings lows in Malaga dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cordoba, Granada, Nerja, Benalmadena, Marbella Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Generalife ©
Generalife
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falesia Beach and Ponta Da Piedale. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia Dona Ana (in Lagos), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Praia da Marinha, take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura, get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, and take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Albufeira day trip planning website .

Getting from Malaga to Albufeira by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Albufeira is minus 1 hour. In October in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Lagos, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha, Marina de Vilamoura
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Ladies' View and Gap of Dunloe. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), King John's Castle (in Limerick) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip app .

Getting from Albufeira to Killarney by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Albufeira in October, expect Killarney to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, King John's Castle, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh tour itinerary app .

Getting from Killarney to Edinburgh by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Killarney in October, Edinburgh is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alnwick, Cragside House and Gardens, Falkirk Wheel, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peasholm Park and Whitby Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), Royal Albert Dock Liverpool (in Liverpool) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Whitby Abbey, take a stroll through York Shambles, steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Whitby, Peasholm Park, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Beamish Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Peasholm Park ©
Peasholm Park
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

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