60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Quinta da Regaleira. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip tool .

Chicago, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Walking tours
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Room Escape Games
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Trastevere. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder site .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campo and Piazza Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Siena (in Siena), Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell (in Bologna) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bologna, Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

3
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Walking tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube and Danube River. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Budapest vacation planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in March, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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E- Exit Escape Game ©
E- Exit Escape Game
Shoes on the Danube ©
Shoes on the Danube
Danube River
Danube River

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Center of Vienna and Rathaus. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna planner .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Room Escape Games
Beer Tastings & Tours

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Keukenhof and The Jordaan. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip planner .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luxembourg Gardens and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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ClueZ Paris ©
ClueZ Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Kilkenny Castle. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Little Museum of Dublin, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Walking tours
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

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