60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + bus:  24​h
1
Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Valletta, Malta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Paphos, Cyprus

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
On the 2nd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akamas Peninsula National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paphos day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Paphos is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Paphos hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paphos

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Akamas Peninsula National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Paphos to Athens takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Nauplion Promenade
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik journey builder .

Fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Vino Spaleta
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

5
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery, Spanjola, & more) and Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and do a tasting at Putalj Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip planning website .

Take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Split, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Dubovica Beach
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Split to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence visit planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice holiday planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane), Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Coco Beach, make a trip to Le Nomade, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary maker website .

Fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in July, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Le Nomade, Massif de l'Esterel, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:
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Food Tours
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for little chillier nights in Paris, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
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Food Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, walk around Casa de Campo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

5
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally explore the ancient world of Mnajdra.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Valletta route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valletta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Valletta to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Mnajdra
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra

4
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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