59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Palacio Nacional de Sintra, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Rossio Square, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Lisbon hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona travel planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Lisbon in June, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to 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

4
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

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 daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums 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
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: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip website .

You can fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
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, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, make a trip to Halaszbastya, and contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest tour builder website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in July, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

4
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, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

4
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.
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 some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague day trip planning site .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, The Markt, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Atomium ©
Atomium
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

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

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London trip builder.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in London are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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