60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 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
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planning tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Rome is 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Budapest vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Budapest. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and find something for the whole family at Prater.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London online road trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Berlin to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Old Church (in Delft). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planner.

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. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Markt, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bruges online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Bruges, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Atomium, and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada, Museo del Greco, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12: