60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Bus + Fly:  14 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  19 h 15 min
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

8
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Consorcio de Toledo Patrimonio desconocido & Catedral Primada). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Jose to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in January, things will get cooler in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 15:
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and stop by Livraria Lello.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porto online route planner.

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, Porto is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Cais da Ribeira ©
Cais da Ribeira
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, visit Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, and then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online attractions planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Valencia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

3
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, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in January, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Berlin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, stop by Lesser Town, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

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: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, explore the galleries of Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, and take in the exciting artwork at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Akrotiri
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel ©
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
Avantis Winery - Santorini ©
Avantis Winery - Santorini

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul visit app.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fira in February: highs in Istanbul hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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