60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Budapest, Hungary
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mondial Museum and Nationaal Park Veluwezoom. Take a break from the city and head to Singel and National Park de Loonse en Drunense Duinen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Deventer (De Brink & Lebuinuskerk). There's lots more to do: stop by Van Stapele Koekmakerij, see the interesting displays at Dutch Costume Museum and Dutch Costume Photo Studio, don't miss a visit to Haarlemmerstraat, and wander the streets of De Hallen Amsterdam.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Get outdoors at Praia do Carneiro and Praia dos Ingleses. Explore hidden gems such as Jardim do Passeio Alegre and Igreja dos Grilos. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, make a trip to Cemiterio de Agramonte, get a sense of history and politics at Porto City Hall, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Porto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Porto is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Serra da Arrabida and Parque da Paz. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Marinhas de Sal (in Rio Maior), Vila Natal (in Obidos) and Praia Foz do Arelho (in Caldas da Rainha). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Galapinhos, head outdoors with Jardim Da Estrela, get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sendero Rio Majaceite and Capilla de los Marineros. Escape the urban bustle at Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema and Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Santa Paula, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento (City Hall).

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Seville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Turrones Vicens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Alcala De Henares (Calle Mayor & Universidad de Alcala). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fundacion Mapfre Recoletos, stroll around Parque Lineal Del Manzanares, wander the streets of La Latina, and see the interesting displays at Andén 0 - Chamberí Station.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Girona Explorers and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Montana de Montserrat and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats. Venture out of the city with trips to Montserrat (in Monistrol de Montserrat) and Sant Jeroni (in Montserrat). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Torre Bellesguard, examine the collection at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell, and make a trip to Placa de Sant Jaume.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuderie del Quirinale and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Viterbo (Palazzo dei Papi, Viterbo Historic Centre, &more), Santuario Francescano del Presepe (in Greccio) and Rieti (Lago del Salto & Centro Storico di Rieti). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mausoleo di Santa Costanza, pause for some photo ops at Trajan's Column, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, and explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mus.e Firenze and Stibbert Museum. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Corno alle Scale Regional Park in Lizzano in Belvedere, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity, and examine the collection at Museo Stefano Bardini.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Y-40 The Deep Joy and Giudecca. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni and Natural History Museum. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Battistero del Duomo di Padova & Piazza dei Signori). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Nicolo dei Mendicoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, admire the striking features of Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia, and admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 4 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Medvednica and Active Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atelier Mestrovic and Tehnicki Muzej. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Radiceva, appreciate the history behind The Well of Life, see the interesting displays at Zagreb City Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum in Zagreb.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, Zagreb is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Budapest, Hungary

— 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Faust Wine Cellar and Liszt Academy (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music). Get outdoors at City Park Városliget and Palvolgyi Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Eger (Eger Castle, Valley of the Beautiful Women, &more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, go for a walk through Szent István tér, appreciate the history behind Little Princess Statue, and sample the fine beverages at Zwack Heritage and Visitors' Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Wineries · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, admire the striking features of Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, then explore the galleries of Seikilo, then look for gifts at Olicatessen, and finally meet the residents at Insectopia.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Budapest to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in January, expect Thessaloniki to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Lycabettus and Temple of Hephaestus. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Lion Gate (in Mycenae) and Nafplio (Blueblanc Beach & Nauplion Promenade). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll around Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in January; daily highs in Athens reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

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.