59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow day trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Moscow. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Moscow reach -7°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Faberge Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Palace Square and Russian Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Perlan. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

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Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Reykjavik takes 9 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Reykjavik, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in January; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

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London, United Kingdom

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blenheim Palace and Tulleys Farm. Anglesey Abbey and Westminster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: IWM Duxford (in Duxford), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Waddesdon Manor, browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London trip site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to London takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in January; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Seine River. Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Espace Bien Etre des Vaux de Cernay in Auffargis, approximately Auffargis away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Berlin.

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Berlin, Germany

— 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Frauenkirche Dresden and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gendarmenmarkt and Topography of Terror. Change things up with a short trip to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, and take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

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Vienna, Austria

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ringstrasse and Albertina. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, make a trip to Haus der Musik Wien, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Vienna sightseeing planner.

Getting from Berlin to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 3rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Vienna to Innsbruck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

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Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the striking features of Mirabell Palace.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Salzburg vacation planning website.

Drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 6th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, wander the streets of Metelkova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the views from Triple Bridge.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Ljubljana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas · Nature
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Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, relax and rejuvenate at ASMANA Wellness World Florence, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Florence is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

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Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trastevere and St. Peter's Square. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Athens.

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Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Erechtheion and Acropolis Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plaka and Temple of Hephaestus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation & Fortress Palamidi). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, see the interesting displays at Technopolis City of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

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Russia travel guide

4.7
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.