60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Appreciate the collections at Galata Tower and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Canberra to Istanbul. Traveling from Canberra in March, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (14°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for much colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Attractions like Belvedere Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Vienna in April, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence route planning tool.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Visit Pantheon and Church of St. Louis of the French for their historical value. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:

Barcelona, Spain

— 8 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Playa de La Barceloneta and San Pol Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Venture out of the city with trips to Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see the interesting displays at Museu Maritim de Barcelona, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

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You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 27:

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown) and Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Áras an Uachtaráin, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in April; daily highs in Dublin reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London day trip website.

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Grote Markt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Kunstmuseum Den Haag) and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip site.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 12:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Kids will enjoy Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, stroll through Île de la Cité, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 24: