60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Bus:  24 h
1
Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  7 h 30 min
2
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, explore the ancient world of Panagia of Sintis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akamas Peninsula National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paphos trip itinerary maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Paphos is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Paphos is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Paphos to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time 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
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Paphos to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus, car, flight, and subway. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). The adventure continues: stop by Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in July; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vino Spaleta, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Dubovica Beach (in Zarace), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery, Spanjola, &more) and Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and do a tasting at Putalj Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Split vacation planning app.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Split sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvar, Dubovica Beach, Sokolarski Raptor Centre
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Speed Boats Tours
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, 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

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Food Tours
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately Padua away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice trip site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Castellane) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Le Nomade, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Massif de l'Esterel, Le Nomade, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:
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Adrenaline & Extreme 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paris, with lows of 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
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough 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
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

Plan my trip to Barcelona with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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 Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally explore the ancient world of Mnajdra.

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

Getting from Barcelona to Valletta by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valletta, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 27°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
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ©
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip website.

You can fly from Valletta to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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 ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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