59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
2
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
7
Nice, France
— 7 nights
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
12
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul visit planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary website.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
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 cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker app.

Fly from Pamukkale to Rome in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Guardastelle Vineyard. Step out of the city life by going to Rockonda Rafting and Canyon Park. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more) and Azienda Agricola San Quirico (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and do a tasting at Poggio al Bosco.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Bagni di Lucca, San Gimignano, Castello del Trebbio, Poggio al Bosco
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, make a trip to Marienplatz, and admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munich online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in August: high temperatures in Munich hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

6
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne tour planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Trümmelbachfälle, Seebad Eich, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

7
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie. Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Colgan's Brewery (in Mouans-Sartoux). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Easy Dive, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and indulge your senses at Azur Wine Tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Lucerne to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Lucerne in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, Plage de Jean Blanc, Azur Wine Tours
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 2:
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Azur Wine Tours ©
Azur Wine Tours
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

Planning Madrid trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Nice in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and L'Orangerie. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Delft (Maria van Jessekerk, Old Church, &more) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, visit The Jordaan, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

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

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Delft, Haarlem, The Hague
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. Escape the urban bustle at Sodermalm and Riddarholmen. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, take an in-depth tour of Royal Armory, and have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Stockholm when traveling from Amsterdam in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Millesgarden, Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Berlin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

6
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.
Fisherman's Bastion and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Palatinus Strandfürdő and Margaret Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Eger (Kovacs Nimrod Winery, Eger Castle, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

Plan my trip to Budapest with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Eger
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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