60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Toronto, Canada

2
days
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 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koç Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Istanbul are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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Topkapi Palace

3
days
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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 St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and The Marly Palace for their historical value. State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and Yusupov Palace will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at The Bath Block, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

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You can fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

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Museums Historic Sites
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5
days
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and MuseumsQuartier will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Belvedere Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hofburg Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Judenplatz, admire the natural beauty at Schönbrunn Palace, and explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum.

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Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Vienna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in July: highs in Vienna hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Hofburg Palace ©
Hofburg Palace

4
days
Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Acropolis of Lindos and Medieval City. Get some cultural insight at Village of Lindos and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Lindos (The Church of the Panagia & Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul)), Campochiaro (in Eleousa) and Profiti Elias Monastery (in Salakos). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay and steep yourself in history at Ancient Kamiros.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Vienna to Rhodes Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Rhodes Town is 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in July, Rhodes Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Anthony Quinn Bay, Profiti Elias Monastery, Campochiaro, Ancient Kamiros
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Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
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Village of Lindos
Medieval City ©
Medieval City

4
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vatican Museums and Pantheon. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Sistine Chapel, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning site .

Getting from Rhodes Town to Rome by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rhodes Town in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

5
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria dell'Accademia and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Explore hidden gems such as Siena Cathedral and Le mura di Lucca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Torre di Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Torre di Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

6
days
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Rue d'Antibes. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musee Picasso. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musée Lou Férouil (in Gilette), Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and explore the world behind art at Asian Arts Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Florence to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in July, expect nights in Nice to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, La cité médiévale, Musée Lou Férouil
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

6
days
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Fondation Claude Monet. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musée Rodin, and admire the striking features of Sacre Coeur Cathedral.

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You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

4
days
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musical Instruments Museum and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Basilica of the Holy Blood & Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, admire the masterpieces at Rene Magritte House Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and make a trip to Atomium.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Musical Instruments Museum ©
Musical Instruments Museum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium ©

4
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Verzetsmuseum. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Haarlem and see Frans Hals Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Maritime History Museum, contemplate the long history of Rembrandt House Museum, and stroll through Vondelpark.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
days
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and British Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London day trip website .

Getting from Amsterdam to London by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edinburgh.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

4
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Venture out of the city with trips to Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Royal Mile.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

6
days
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Kilkenny Castle are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jerpoint Park and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Ferns Castle in Ferns, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, steep yourself in history at James Joyce Cultural Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Chester Beatty Library.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Park
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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