60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Versailles, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, University of Padova, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday maker website.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Genoa, Italy

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Genoa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Genoa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Genoa to Barcelona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, stop by Alfama, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Livraria Lello, then go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, and finally do a tasting at Porto Augusto's.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Versailles.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Versailles, France

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to France Miniature, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles, then make a trip to The Hall of Mirrors, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Versailles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Versailles is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in April, things will get slightly colder in Versailles: highs are around 18°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

Start your trip to Paris by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 3rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, explore the world behind art at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Euromast.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rotterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Rotterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lisse (Hoeve Wassergeest & Keukenhof) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 10:

Berlin, Germany

— 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche & The Dresden Zwinger). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Reichstag Building, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 16:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel svatého Jiljí, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and then admire the natural beauty at Wallenstein garden.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Prague, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Krakow visit website.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Budapest online travel planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 7 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay May 23 — 30: