60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
14
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

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

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Istanbul reach 7°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Rome trip maker site .

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence tour planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and savor the flavors at La Boqueria.

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Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon driving holiday planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In December in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip builder .

Getting from Lisbon to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip tool .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, shop like a local with Leidseplein, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

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Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, take in the views from Oresund Bridge, and try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: highs in Copenhagen hover around 3°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town Square, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Novy Svet, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague day trip website .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, and stroll through Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Budapest day trip planning site .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

7
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.
Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, have fun at Maze of Fear, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg day trip planning app .

Fly from Budapest to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Budapest in January, things will get a bit cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around -5°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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