60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 10 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 9 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to St. Gallen
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Trier, Germany
— 2 nights
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal — 10 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Centro Ciencia Viva do Alviela - Carsoscopio (in Alcanena), Grutas de Mira de Aire (in Mira de Aire) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), take a stroll through Chiado, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker site.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lisbon is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 9 nights

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Museum-lovers will get to explore O Navio Gil Eannes and FC Porto Museum. Shop till you drop at Rua Santa Catarina and Palacio da Bolsa. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Viana do Castelo (Capela das Almas & Santuario de Santa Luzia), Braga (Se de Braga & Jardim de Santa Barbara) and Guimaraes (Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip builder website.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 24:

Athens, Greece — 8 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio), Thoricus (Ancient Theater of Thorikos & Archaeological Site of Thorikos) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: see what's hidden on the seafloor at Kitepark, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, make a trip to Corinth Canal, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Porto to Athens in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Athens is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in July, with highs in Athens at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to St. Gallen.
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St. Gallen, Switzerland — 7 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Visiting Caumasee and Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bahnmuseum Albula and Alpkaserei Parpan. Venture out of the city with trips to Flims (Lake Cresta & Trutg dil Flem), Bundner Kunstmuseum (in Chur) and Castle Haldenstein (in Haldenstein). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Heididorf, admire the sheer force of Seerenbach Falls Seerenbachfälle, snap pictures at Landwasser Viaduct, and take in the dramatic natural features at Landesplattenberg Engi.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Gallen travel route planning app.

Explore your travel options from Athens to St. Gallen with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to St. Gallen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get slightly colder in St. Gallen: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Eibsee, take in the awesome beauty at Zugspitze, and then head outdoors with Alpine Coaster Oberammergau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Partnachklamm, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof, then make a trip to Ettal Abbey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from St. Gallen to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Berchtesgaden.
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Berchtesgaden, Germany — 1 night

Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, contemplate the long history of Dokumentationszentrum Obersalzberg, then take some stellar pictures from The Eagle's Nest, and finally explore the activities along Konigssee.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berchtesgaden online trip maker.

Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Berchtesgaden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Berchtesgaden can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nymphenburg Palace and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. BMW Welt and Munich Residenz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ulmer Münster, get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Munich sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 3 nights

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Visit Frauenkirche Dresden and Royal Palace (Residenzschloss) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Dresden Zwinger and Panometer Dresden. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Koenigstein Fortress (in Koenigstein) and Basteigebiet (in Lohmen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Military History, and don't miss a visit to Katholische Hofkirche.

Plan trip to Dresden with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Dresden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Dresden sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Potsdam's Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and admire the striking features of Deutsches Historisches Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Visit Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel for their historical value. Let the collections at Holstentor and Miniatur Wunderland capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (Marienkirche & Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at International Maritime Museum, ponder the world of politics at Townhall, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planning website.

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 1 night

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Speyer Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip maker website.

You can fly from Hamburg to Heidelberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.
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Trier, Germany — 2 nights

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra, explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, then see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and finally hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Kaiserthermen, get to know the fascinating history of Kornmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paulin-Kirche, then contemplate the long history of Barbarathermen, and finally contemplate the long history of Karl Marx House.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Trier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Trier are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wurzburg.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Wurzburg, Germany — 3 nights

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Fortress Marienberg and Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T. will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt and Würzburg Residence. Get out of town with these interesting Wurzburg side-trips: Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg Altstadt, &more) and Rothenburg (Burgtor und Burg, St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Schloss Veitshöchheim, pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapuzinerkloster Nikolausberg, and make a trip to St. Kilian Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Wurzburg travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Trier to Wurzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Nuremberg.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg travel route planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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