60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
15
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Savior on the Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, admire the masterpieces at The General Staff Building, and make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest online travel route builder .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

4
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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

Start your trip to Vienna by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Prague Castle and Prasna brana are in your itinerary. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Ossuary / The Cemetery Church in Kutna Hora, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, pause for some serene contemplation at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, contemplate the long history of Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ossuary / The Cemetery Church
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Visit Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle for their historical value. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stroeget, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, steep yourself in history at Amalienborg, and examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Plan trip to Copenhagen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Prague to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get little chillier in Copenhagen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Montmartre are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Go for a jaunt from London to Stourton to see Cotswolds Distillery about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, walk around Hyde Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, stroll around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in July, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belém Tower and Park and National Palace of Pena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Step out of Barcelona to go to Tossa de Mar and see Vila Vella (Old Town), which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of L'Eixample District, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Mark's Square and Basilica di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice trip maker tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Museo del Vetro
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Plan my day in Athens using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

7
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.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Taksim Square, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip website .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©

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