60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Marly Palace for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the landmark architecture of New Peterhof Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and explore the galleries of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip builder website.

Calgary, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 10 hours. Traveling from Calgary in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in St. Petersburg, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation. Acropolis of Athens and Plaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, Athens is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In May, Budapest is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Step out of Prague to go to Karlstejn and see Karlstejn Castle, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Petřín, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Frans Hals Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt) and Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Nieuwe Kerk, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Gruuthusemuseum. Get some cultural insight at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Belfry of Bruges. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Gravensteen & Graslei and Korenlei). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get a sense of the local culture at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, make a trip to Grand Place, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Grand Canal, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are in your itinerary. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Arena di Verona, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Florence, Italy

— 4 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 cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Battistero di San Giovanni). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Tesoro di San Pietro capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Barcelona Cathedral and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Palau Guell, and examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barcelona travel planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Jerpoint Park. Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown) and Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower & Kilkenny Castle). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29: