60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Durham, United States

3
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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, walk around Hyde Park, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London road trip planner.

Durham, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in London are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

5
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. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Groeningemuseum, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin day trip planning app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

5
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

5
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and walk around Prater.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Budapest online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Budapest, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

4
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online vacation builder .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in February, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 50°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Istanbul in February, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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.
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, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. February in Rome sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning site .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Barcelona are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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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.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Lisbon are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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