60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Step out of London with an excursion to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder tool .

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. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon travel route planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, test your problem-solving skills at The Witching Hour Room Escape, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday maker site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Venice is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Venice in January, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest journey app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

5
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Rathaus, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner .

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip builder .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in January, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Groeningemuseum, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels travel site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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