60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Naxos, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Milos, Greece
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Agia Efimia, Greece
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h
10
Cannes, France
— 9 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online vacation planner .

Getting from Brussels to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Budapest

#Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Dohány Street Synagogue ©
Dohány Street Synagogue

7
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Old Town and Kastro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maragas Beach and Alyko Beach. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agiassos Beach, kick back and relax at Kastraki Beach, and delve into the distant past at Portara.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos day trip planning site .

Fly from Budapest to Naxos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Naxos. Traveling from Budapest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Naxos, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Naxos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Psili Ammos Beach ©
Psili Ammos Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town

7
nights
Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agios Ioannis Beach and Ammoudaraki Beach. Visiting Mandrakia Beach and Alogomandra Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kastanas Beach and stroll through Kleftiko Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milos trip itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Milos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Milos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

You can fly from Milos to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milos to Venice. Traveling from Milos in July, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siena Cathedral and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Piazza della Signoria and Le mura di Lucca will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Torre di Pisa (in Pisa), Sovestro in Poggio vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard, Le mura di Lucca, Bagno Carlo, Torre di Pisa
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vatican Museums and Pantheon. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agia Efimia.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

8
nights
Agia Efimia, Greece

Agia Efimia ©
Tourism in Agia Efimia booms largely thanks to the area's natural bay and pretty beach.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eglina Beach and Kanali Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Platis Gialos Beach and Megas Lakos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agia Efimia: Megali Ammos Beach (in Minia), Paliostafida Beach (in Lassi) and Petani Beach (in Lixouri).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Agia Efimia trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rome to Agia Efimia. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Agia Efimia due to the time zone difference. July in Agia Efimia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Agia Efimia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cephalonia, Sami, Lassi, Zola, Lixouri
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ortakoy, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Agia Efimia to Istanbul with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

9
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lérins Islands and Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence. Popular historic sites such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Plage des Esclamandes (in Saint-Aygulf), La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Plage de Sylvabelle) and Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eze Sur Mer Strand, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes online tour planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Cannes by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Cannes is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Cannes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cannes

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Antibes, La Croix-Valmer, St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Casa Batlló and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Park Güell and see the interesting displays at El Cafè de la Pedrera.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cannes to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Step out of the city life by going to Ilha do Pessegueiro and Praia do Carvalhal. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Praia da Aberta Nova (in Grandola), Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Pego Beach (in Carvalhal). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Jeronimos Monastery, wander the streets of Alfama, and visit a coastal fixture at Cabo da Roca.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planning website .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Lisbon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carvalhal, Ilha do Pessegueiro, Quinta da Regaleira, Praia da Aberta Nova, Cabo da Roca
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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