60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
12
Chania Town, Greece
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Rethymnon, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church for their historical value. Head to Central Market Hall and Andrassy Avenuefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Budapest is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Budapest, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Budapest is little chillier than Cairo - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town Square, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden. On your second day here, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take a stroll through Mala strana, and finally get outside with Prague for Two.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Albert Cuyp Market and Leidseplein. Anne Frank House and De Duif will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, stroll through Vondelpark, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Get some historical perspective at Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse and Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista. Explore hidden gems such as Faja do Rancho Beach and Pico do Arieiro. Venture out of the city with trips to Calheta (Swim with Dolphins & Levada do Risco), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Canical (Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto & Canical Beach). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, kick back and relax at Lido Beach, admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, and hike along Levada Ribeira de Janela.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Funchal online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Funchal takes 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Funchal due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Funchal dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Calheta, Canical, Porto Moniz, Camara De Lobos, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belém Tower and Castelo dos Mouros. Head to Avenida da Liberdade and Rossio Squarefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia de Melides (in Grandola), Porto Covo (Ilha do Pessegueiro, Praia da Samoqueira, & more) and Carvalhal (Pego Beach & Praia do Carvalhal). There's much more to do: make a trip to Jeronimos Monastery, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, and admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4 hours. Traveling from Funchal in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Covo, Sintra, Carvalhal, Praia de Melides
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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 Aigua Xelida and Playa Sa Riera. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and L'illa Roja. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll through Platja Port Bo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Begur, Aigua Xelida, Platja Port Bo
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
L'illa Roja ©
L'illa Roja

6
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Gigaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, Saint-Paul de Vence, & more), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Promenade du Soleil (in Menton). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Promenade du Soleil
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Siena Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Bagno Pervinca (in Marina di Pietrasanta). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip planning tool .

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Florence is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Bagno Pervinca
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roman Forum and Spiaggia di Torre Paola. Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: La Bottega degli Orsini (in Mugnano in Teverina), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Lido Riviera (in Salto di Fondi). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Spiaggia di Torre Paola, Duomo di Orvieto, Lido Riviera, La Bottega degli Orsini
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

4
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paralia Ravdoucha and Glika Nera Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sklopa and Sfinari Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chania Town: Elafonissi (Elafonisi Viewpoint & Elafonissi Beach), Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna) and Marathi beach (in Marathi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Gorge of Aradena, learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, and stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rome to Chania Town by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August in Chania Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Kissamos, Karavitakis Emmanouil, Glika Nera Beach, Manousakis Winery
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Elafonissi  Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Glika Nera Beach ©
Glika Nera Beach

6
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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Episkopi Beach and Marmara Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Triopetra Beach and Small Triopetra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: Kalamaki Beach (in Kalamaki), Frangokastello Beach (in Frangokastello) and Plakias (Kourtaliotiko Gorge & Skinaria Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, ponder the design of The Lion Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Odigitrias, and enjoy the sand and surf at Agiofarago beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip maker .

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plakias, Frangokastello Beach, Episkopi Beach, Small Triopetra Beach, Marmara Beach
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Agiofarago beach ©
Agiofarago beach
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

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