59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and stroll around Phoenix Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday builder website .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Dublin at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

5
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.
Step out of London with an excursion to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris vacation planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. September in Paris sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

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
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be warmer, around 73°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Athens, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

5
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker tool .

Fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Traveling from Athens in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence attractions planning website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 73°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
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 & Castelo dos Mouros). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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