60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
bus + train:  5​h
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Canberra, Australia

4
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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 off the beaten path and head to Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and Catherine Palace and Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at The Shadow Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Canberra, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Moscow Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Canberra in August, expect nights in St. Petersburg to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
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 Royal Palace and ABBA The Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and contemplate the long history of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan).

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm online holiday planner .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal 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.
You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower (in Kilkenny). The adventure continues: see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, get engrossed in the history at Irish Famine Museum Dublin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ferns Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Shop till you drop at Ferintosh Community Market and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Explore hidden gems such as Fort George and Culloden Battlefield. Venture out of the city with trips to Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Clava Cairns
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Banqueting House, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inverness in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
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.
Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Visit Quinta da Regaleira and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Lisbon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Cupola di San Pietro and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Rome due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli, Duomo di Orvieto
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta & Fornillo) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

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

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Le mura di Lucca and Campanile di Giotto. Siena Cathedral and Uffizi Galleries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Piazza del Campo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ravello to Florence by combination of bus and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Florence dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Visit Schloss Hellbrunn and Fortress Hohensalzburg for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salzburger Altstadt and Red Bull Hangar-7. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg planner .

Getting from Florence to Salzburg by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, expect Salzburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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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.
Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Get some cultural insight at Matthias Church and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, and admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest attractions app .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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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.
Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultanahmet District. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul vacation builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in September, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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