60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
7
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
9
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
10
Paris, France
— 5 nights
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
13
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
14
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Istanbul reach 10°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scrovegni Chapel. Popular historic sites such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Piazza San Marco are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Piazza dei Signori, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

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

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in January, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza Maggiore and Piazza della Signoria are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siena and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Bologna (Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more) and Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina & Piazza del Campo). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bologna, Siena
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cupola di San Pietro and Palatine Hill. Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and The Walls of Avila. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (San Martin Church, Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Get some historical perspective at Park and National Palace of Pena and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Sintra National Palace in Sintra--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, wander the streets of Alfama, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon holiday planner.

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. In February, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and walk around St. James's Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in February, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges & Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brussels vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in February, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
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.
St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hradcany and Lesser Town. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Brussels to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Prague, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Spanish Synagogue ©
Spanish Synagogue

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Center of Vienna and Peterskirche. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Schonbrunner Gardens. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna online tour planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Danube River. Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Shoes on the Danube Bank. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and admire the striking features of Matthias Church.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Budapest visit planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Budapest sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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