60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 5 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 some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Square. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Roman Forum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico di Siena and Le mura di Lucca. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa) and Siena (Duomo di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 5 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. Get outdoors at Playa de Maspalomas and Roque Bentayga. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Valleseco (Montanon Negro & Area Recreativa de La Laguna), Buceo Agaete (in Agaete) and Room Escape Games (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, enjoy some diversion at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Palmitos Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas sightseeing planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Maspalomas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Maspalomas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Royal Palace of Madrid. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acueduct of Segovia and Prado National Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & La Muralla de Segovia) and Toledo (Catedral Primada & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid road trip site.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Madrid is 1 hour. When traveling from Maspalomas in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Palace of Versailles and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, visit Le Marais, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in January, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 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.
Attractions like Grand Place and Groeningemuseum make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of Brugge and Minnewater Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Autoworld, steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels holiday website.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 6 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kids will enjoy Frauenkirche Dresden and Neues Grünes Gewölbe. The Dresden Zwinger and Sachsisches Standehaus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Berlin (Berliner Dom & Pergamonmuseum). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Stallhof, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Leubnitz-Neuostra, and take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dresden visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Dresden takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Staromestske namesti and Hradcany. Popular historic sites such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, admire the striking features of Kostel sv. Mikuláše, and get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

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Traveling by car from Dresden to Prague takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Salzburger Altstadt and The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Innsbruck (Altstadt von Innsbruck & Maria-Theresien-Strasse). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg road trip planning app.

Getting from Prague to Salzburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Historic Center of Vienna, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, examine the collection at Hofburg, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion. Visit Shoes on the Danube Bank and Matthias Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest vacation website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 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 Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Galata Tower. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

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You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 11°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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