58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
13
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
14
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Perth, Australia

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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki and Istanbul Cable Car. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in September, expect warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Your inner history buff will appreciate Matthias Church and Hősök tere. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, don't miss a visit to Uri Street, walk around Margaret Island, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, get outside with Donauinsel, and explore the activities along Donaukanal.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Eco Path and Neva Embankments. Your inner history buff will appreciate Savior on the Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg tour builder site .

Fly from Vienna to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, St. Petersburg is a bit cooler than Vienna - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Drottningholm Palace and Monteliusvagen. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Storkyrkan, and take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet.

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

Getting from St. Petersburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Drottningholm Palace ©
Drottningholm Palace

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Ferns Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures, Kilkenny Castle, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip maker site .

You can fly from Stockholm to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Dublin is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ferns Castle
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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 Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Walk to Broadway Tower (in Chipping Campden), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, get outside with Platinum Training, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our London journey website .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Walk to Broadway Tower, Cotswold Archery
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are in your itinerary. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial De Sao Pedro De Sintra, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Saint-Paul de Vence. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Nice. Traveling from Lisbon in October, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Tabernacolo delle Fonticine. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Step out of Florence to go to Bagni di Lucca and see Canyon Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning website .

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Canyon Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Escape the urban bustle at Fornillo and Ravello-Minori Walk. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ravello travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in October, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fornillo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
San Giovanni del Toro ©
San Giovanni del Toro

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Archaeological Site Mycenae and National Archaeological Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio), Corinth (Acrocorinth & Corinth Canal) and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Ravello to Athens in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nafplio, Corinth
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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