60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 17 nights
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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Bsí, Bus to Vik
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Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 7 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast Great Victoria Street, Train to Coleraine, Bus to Bushmills
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 9 nights
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— 5 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey

— 17 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hierapolis and Mount Honaz National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Salda and Kaklik Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pamukkale: SaldaTandem Paragliding (in Burdur), Nazilli (Sumer Parki, 23 Nisan ParkI, &more) and Denizli (Keloglan Magarasi, Yazir Camii, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi, explore the activities along Lake Isikli, and soar above the sights with Pamukkale Balloons.

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Milan, Italy to Pamukkale is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Pamukkale is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Vik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Get in touch with nature at Skogafoss and Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Kirkjugolf, Systrafoss, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and Head underground at Rutshellir Cave.

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Getting from Pamukkale to Vik by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pamukkale to Vik. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thingvellir National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: War and Peace Museum (in Akranes), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip site.

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Akureyri, Iceland

— 7 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Dettifoss Waterfall and Hverir. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mývatn Nature Baths and Goðafoss Waterfall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bushmills.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bushmills, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Visiting Causeway Coastal Route and Dunseverick Falls will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bushmills Distillery and Dunluce Castle. Explore Bushmills' surroundings by going to Derry (Walled city Londonderry, Museum of Free Derry, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges, take in the pleasant sights at St. Gobban's Church, take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bushmills route planner.

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train from Akureyri to Bushmills in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Akureyri in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bushmills: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 6 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Queen's University and Belfast Botanical Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: Tollymore Forest Park (in Newcastle), Mount Stewart (in Newtownards) and Castle Ward (in Downpatrick). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to City Hall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and examine the collection at HMS Caroline.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lagos.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lagos, Portugal

— 9 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Praia Dona Ana and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Get in touch with nature at Praia da Marinha and Praia Sao Rafael. Explore Lagos' surroundings by going to Odeceixe Beach (in Odeceixe), Aljezur (Arrifana Beach & Praia Da Amoreira) and Albufeira (Praia da Coelha & Praia de Santa Eulalia). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, stroll through Praia de Benagil, head outdoors with Praia do Beliche, and take in the waterfront activity at Praia do Porto de Mos.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lagos online visit planner.

You can fly from Belfast to Lagos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Belfast in September, expect Lagos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Faro, Portugal

— 5 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Visiting Praia do Barril and Cabanas de Tavira Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Praia de Monte Gordo and Praia de Cacela Velha. Explore Faro's surroundings by going to Family Golf Park (in Vilamoura), Fuseta (Ilha da Fuzeta & Passeios Ria Formosa) and Tavira (Tavira Island, Museu Islamico, &more). The adventure continues: make a splash at Aquashow Park and take in the waterfront activity at Marina de Vilamoura.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Faro journey app.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.

Algarve travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.