59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
14
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
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: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő, and appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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, browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire the striking features of Rathaus, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna travel route planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London road trip site.

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
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, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
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 landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, have some family-friendly fun at Virtua, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip app.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
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 (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Go With The Flow - River Adventures) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and visit Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary planning website.

Getting from Lisbon to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Dublin are cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen attractions site.

You can fly from Dublin to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Copenhagen is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and head off the coast to Sandhamn.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Stockholm itinerary planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

7
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, stroll around Park And Gardens of Peterhof, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

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