60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly to Simferopol, Train to Sevastopol
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Sevastopol, Crimea
— 2 nights
Train to Simferopol Zaliznychnyi Vokzal, Fly to Moscow
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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Paris
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hippodrome, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

Plan trip to Istanbul with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Athens, Greece to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In July, Istanbul is a bit cooler than Athens - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Sevastopol, Crimea

— 2 nights
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Admiral Nakhimov Monument. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Monument to the Flooded Ships in Sevastopol, explore the striking landscape at Cape Fiolent, then examine the collection at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, and finally get engrossed in the history at The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sevastopol trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Istanbul to Sevastopol takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, taxi, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Moscow, Russia

— 6 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moscow Metro, Bolshoi Theatre, Kremlin Walls and Towers, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Red Square, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Moscow Zoo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Sevastopol to Moscow in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sevastopol to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 6 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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, admire all the interesting features of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg road trip planning website.

You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Edinburgh. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Inverness is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ness, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park, and explore the activities along River Ness.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Chester (Chester Zoo & Chester Cathedral), Llandudno (Great Orme & Llandudno Promenade) and Blackpool (Blackpool Pleasure Beach & The Blackpool Tower). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and learn more about the world around you at World Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Liverpool itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Liverpool when traveling from Inverness in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

London, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and walk around Hyde Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read London holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, visit Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, stop by The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Marseille to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Cannes, France

— 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Step out of Cannes to go to Saint-Raphael and see TakSea, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, and don't miss a visit to Port Vauban.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Marseille to Cannes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence holiday site.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome travel route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pompeii: Paestum (Paestum Ruins & Lido Esercito), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo) and Cilento (in Salerno). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Forum, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pompeii tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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.

United Kingdom travel guide

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Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.