60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  26​h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, 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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catherine Palace and Park and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Shadow Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sobor Petra I Pavla, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, St. Petersburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

5
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and ABBA The Museum. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, and admire the striking features of Thiel Gallery (Thielska Galleriet).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm travel route tool .

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. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and Matthias Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

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

Fly from Stockholm to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Budapest is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schonbrunner Gardens and Melk Abbey. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip tool .

Take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salzburger Altstadt and Red Bull Hangar-7. Change things up with a short trip to Hexenwasser in Soll (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, and contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Salzburg using our trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hexenwasser
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prague Castle and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and Prasna brana. There's much more to do: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Prague travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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 some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Madurodam. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De Duif. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Grote Markt in Haarlem--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Grote Markt
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chambord. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online vacation maker .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. Visit Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament for their historical value. Step out of London with an excursion to Stonehenge in Amesbury--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol and Rock of Cashel. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take an in-depth tour of Irish Famine Museum Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and admire the striking features of Áras an Uachtaráin.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin planner .

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

5
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Castelo dos Mouros. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Evora (Centro Historico de Evora, Capela dos Ossos, & more), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon visit 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in September, with highs in Lisbon at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Batalha Monastery
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Duomo di Siena and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Piazza del Campo), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Florence. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Duomo di Orvieto. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Rumeli Fortress. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Sultanahmet District. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take a stroll through Ortakoy, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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