60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  32​h
1
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
2
Rethymnon, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Lindos, Greece
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  10​h 30​min
4
Syracuse, Italy
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
5
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
6
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
8
Alcudia, Spain
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
10
Albufeira, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

2
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amoudi Bay and Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Relax by the water at Perissa Black Sand Beach and KAMARA BEACH. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Santo Winery and take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oia online visit planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Oia is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Auckland in July, things will get much hotter in Oia: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Kamari Beach, Santo Winery
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

6
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Loutraki Beach and Agios Pavlos beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace of Faistos and Monastery of Arkadi. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Livadi Beach (in Bali) and Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kali Limenes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pachia Ammos Beach, examine the collection at War Museum Askifou, and take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kali Limenes Beach, Palace of Faistos, Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon, War Museum Askifou, Livadi Beach
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos
Kali Limenes Beach ©
Kali Limenes Beach

6
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stegna Beach and Lindos Beach. Get some historical perspective at Feraklos Castle and Village of Lindos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindos: Prasonisi Beach (in Kattavia), Aliki Beach (in Monolithos) and Gennadi Beach (in Gennadi). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of Theotokos Church, and stroll through Vlycha Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Lindos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aliki Beach, Stegna Beach, Gennadi Beach, Feraklos Castle, Dormition of Theotokos Church
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Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

4
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ragusa Ibla and Centro Storico. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto and Spiaggia Marina Di Modica. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Spiaggia di Punta Braccetto (in Punta Braccetto), La Fornace Penna (in Scicli) and Punta Secca (Faro di Punta Secca & Borgata a Mare). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Greek Theater, step off the mainland to explore Ortigia, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo).

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Lindos to Syracuse in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lindos to Syracuse. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Croce Camerina, Spiaggia Marina Di Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Centro Storico, La Fornace Penna
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral

3
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Let the collections at Saluting Battery and Fort St Elmo - National War Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Spinola Bay and Valletta Waterfront. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Hagar Qim Temples, witness the site of a historic battle at Lascaris War Rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Chapel.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Valletta trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Syracuse to Valletta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Mary's Chapel, Mdina Old City, Spinola Bay, Hagar Qim Temples, Il-kalanka Beach
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Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Hagar Qim Temples ©
Hagar Qim Temples
Spinola Bay ©
Spinola Bay

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then learn about winemaking at Fattoria dei Barbi.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary website .

Getting from Valletta to Siena by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Valletta in July since evenings lows in Siena dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Fattoria dei Barbi, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Duomo di Pisa. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Centro Storico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Piazza Maggiore (in Bologna). Dedicate the 28th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Bologna, Pisa, Le mura di Lucca
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

4
nights
Alcudia, Spain

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bellver Castle and Frederic Chopin & George Sand Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Serra de Tramuntana and Ermita de la Victoria. Venture out of the city with trips to Palma de Mallorca (Catedral de Mallorca, Passeig des Born, & more), Cap de Formentor (in Formentor) and Iglesia Parroquial de la Transfiguracion del Senor (in Arta). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parc Natural de Mondrago, kick back and relax at Playa de Sa Rapita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia, and wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alcudia trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Florence to Alcudia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Alcudia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Playa de Sa Rapita, Playa de Muro, Iglesia Parroquial de la Transfiguracion del Senor
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Generalife and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Carrera del Darro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then wander the streets of Albayzin.

Plan my day in Granada using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Carrera del Darro ©
Carrera del Darro
Walking tours

6
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Faro and Cape Saint Vincent. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia da Marinha. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Alvor Boardwalk (in Alvor), Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha) and Lagos (Praia Dona Ana, Ponta Da Piedale, & more). Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomarine Algarve. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albufeira road trip planning app .

Getting from Granada to Albufeira by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Albufeira, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Cape Saint Vincent, Old Town Faro, Praia da Marinha
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:
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 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

6
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Blenheim Palace. Let the collections at The Tank Museum and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Sherborne Old Castle (in Sherborne) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, admire the natural beauty at Longleat, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bath itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Bath takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wareham, Blenheim Palace, Longleat, Bournemouth Beach, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and York's Chocolate Story. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Filey Beach and Lincoln Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral, contemplate the long history of York City Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the York trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln, Fountains Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Filey Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
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Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Stirling (National Wallace Monument & Stirling Castle) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route planner.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Rosslyn Chapel
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Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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