60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesi. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galata Tower and Topkapi Palace. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Istanbul reach 7°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Fondazione Bisazza. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Duomo and Basilica of Santa Croce. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Campo. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Historic Centre of San Gimignano), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roman Forum and Cupola di San Pietro. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 Passeig de Gracia and Wine Tours & Tastings. Parc de Montjuic and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Little Museum of Dublin and Kilkenny Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden & Medieval Mile Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, visit Île de la Cité, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Paris is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (The Markt, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

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

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidsepleinfor some retail therapy. Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Archeologisch Museum Haarlem, &more) and Delft (Museum Prinsenhof Delft & Old Church). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam journey planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Staromestske namesti and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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 discover tucked-away gems like Historic Center of Vienna and MuseumsQuartier Wien. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, get a taste of the local shopping with Dorotheum, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip tool.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 and learn at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Hungarian National Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Shoes on the Danube Bank and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
For shopping fun, head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) or Ulica Florianska. Get some historical perspective at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of Rakowicki Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow route builder site.

Getting from Budapest to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28: