60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. Hagia Sophia Mosque and Rahmi M. Koc Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, wander the streets of Beyoglu, and make a trip to Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Perth to Istanbul. Traveling from Perth in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be slightly colder, around 10°C, while days are colder, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do your shopping at Il Borgo Di Vejano and Shopping Village Castel Romano. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Caseificio Campo Felice (in Lucoli), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa (in L'Aquila). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rome: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do your shopping at San Quirico d'Orcia and Palazzo dei Diamanti. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico and Piazza della Signoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Azienda Agricola Ercolani (in Montepulciano), Centro Storico di Siena (in Siena) and Chiusdino (Abbazia di San Galgano & Eremo di Montesiepi). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Head to Passeig de Gracia and En construcciofor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Tarragona Amphitheatre and El Born. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet (in Poblet), Tarragona (Muralla romana de Tarragona, Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, &more) and Plaza del Blat, Quilometro Cero del Mundo Casteller (in Valls). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get curious at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in January since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Barrio de Salamanca and Cava Baja Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Las Murallas de Avila. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, The Four Posts, &more) and Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Visit Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, make a trip to Place des Vosges, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Madrid to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of Brugge and Église Saint Nicolas. Visit Grand Place and Saint Nicholas Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Grand Diamonds Jewelry, Saint Paul's Church, &more), St. Rumbold's Cathedral (in Mechelen) and Thermen Katara (in Belsele). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get some cultural insight at Our Saviour's Church and Stroeget. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Frederiksborg Slotskirke (in Hillerod), Ringsted Outlet (in Ringsted) and Olga Novitskaya-Ravn (in Haslev). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, get into the urban bustle at Folkehuset Absalon, look for gifts at Illums Bolighus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Do your shopping at Kurfurstendamm and Die Hackeschen Hoefe. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, make a trip to Reichstag Building, take a stroll through Mitte, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Prague.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Sedlec Ossuary. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Chram sv. BartolomEje (in Kolin) and Památník Terezín - Malá pevnost (in Terezin). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, see the interesting displays at Lobkowicz Palace, and take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Prague sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some cultural insight at Salzburger Altstadt and Salzburg Cathedral. Fortress Hohensalzburg and Basilika St. Michael will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Wallfahrtskirche Maria Alm (in Maria Alm), Bad Hofgastein (Bad Hofgastein Ski Resort & Alpentherme Gastein) and Almenwelt Lofer (in Lofer). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Residenzplatz Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and take a stroll through Steingasse.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg planning website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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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.
Shop till you drop at Vienna Naschmarkt and G3 Shopping Resort Gerasdorf. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche for their historical value. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Landeszeughaus (in Graz), Designer Outlet Parndorf (in Parndorf) and Rogner Bad Blumau (in Bad Blumau). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Graben and Kohlmarkt, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna online holiday planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Matthias Church. Do your shopping at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Koller Gallery. Step out of Budapest to go to Visegrad and see Visegrad Citadel, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take a stroll through Vaci Street, and don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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