59 days in Europe & Giza Itinerary

59 days in Europe & Giza Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Giza, Egypt
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 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 Palace Square for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Russian Museum and The State Hermitage Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum, and browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, walk around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk.

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

Getting from St. Petersburg to Amsterdam by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in February, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

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 cultural insight at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Popular historic sites such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels travel planning app.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, and see the interesting displays at The Musical Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read London online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

Paris, France

— 5 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 Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, stroll around Parc Guell, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. St. Peter's Basilica and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

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 a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Chiesa degli Eremitani. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza dei Signori, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague route planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Prague hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Belvedere Palace and Karlskirche. Let the collections at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Haus der Musik Wien capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, get engrossed in the history at Wien Museum, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Budapest planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chora Museum and Galata Tower. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Istanbul Modern and Topkapi Palace. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, examine the collection at Pera Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in March since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

Giza, Egypt

— 5 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Step Pyramid of Djoser. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Sondos Papyrus. Get out of town with these interesting Giza side-trips: Saqqara (Mastaba of Mereruka & Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, and pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza vacation builder site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Giza in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Side Trips

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