60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

5
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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read London online trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in January, expect London to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Brewing Company
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

5
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.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately The Hague away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of Leidseplein.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
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: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Prague is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

5
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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, find something for the whole family at Prater, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning app .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February in Budapest, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

6
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker tool .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in February, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 11°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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