60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Chania Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h
5
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Paros, Greece
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Butrint, Albania
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
9
Kotor, Montenegro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Split, Croatia
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
12
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
13
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  14 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church St. George Rotunda and Bachkovo Monastery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borovets Ski Resort and Saint Sofia Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sofia side-trips: Plovdiv (Old Plovdiv Retro Photo & Plovdiv Roman Theatre), Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School (in Borovets) and Rila Monastery (in Rila). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and stroll through Vitosha Mountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip itinerary builder site.

Philadelphia, USA to Sofia is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Plovdiv, Borovets, Bachkovo Monastery, Rila Monastery
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Bachkovo Monastery ©
Bachkovo Monastery

5
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Sinaia Monastery and Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche. Popular historic sites such as Patriarchal Cathedral and Old Town are in your itinerary. When in Bucharest, make a side trip to see Neagra Bison Reservation in Bucsani, approximately Bucsani away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest trip planner.

Fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neagra Bison Reservation, Sinaia Monastery
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

5
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Souda Bay War Cemetery and Greek National Football Museum. Get some historical perspective at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera and Firkas Fortress. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Akrotiri (Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) & Seitan Limania Beach). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chania Town trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Chania Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, Chania Town is a bit warmer than Bucharest - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Souda, Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete, Elafonissi Beach, Manousakis Winery
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Faistos and Church of Saint Titus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reptisland and Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to The Natural History Museum of Crete (in Heraklion), St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis) and The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Imbros Gorge, explore the activities along Lake Kournas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi, and relax in the rural setting at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rethymnon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Kournas, Matala beach, Imbros Gorge, St. Nicholas Church
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Palace of Faistos ©
Palace of Faistos

5
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri LightHouse and Castelli of Emporio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Experience Horse Riding and Skaros Rock. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, and explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fira itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Oia, Kamari, Santorini
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

3
nights
Naxos Town, Greece

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of Fotodotis and Kastro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of Zevgolis and Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis. Change things up with a short trip to Alyko Beach in Pirgaki (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Filotitissa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naxos Town day trip tool.

Getting from Fira to Naxos Town by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Alyko Beach, Mikri Vigla Beach, Tower of Zevgolis, Plaka Beach, Church of Panagia Filotitissa
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

5
nights
Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Panagia Ekatondapiliani and Sanctuary of Asclepius and Pythian Apollo will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lefkes and Butterflies Valley. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Delion Sanctuary of Apollo & Artemis, head outdoors with Drios Bech, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Antonios, and take in the exciting artwork at Hera's Gallery Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paros road trip planner.

Drive from Naxos Town to Paros in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Butrint.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

1
night
Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
On the 4th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Butrint National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Butrint travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Paros to Butrint in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Butrint

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

3
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castle Of San Giovanni and St. Nikola Church. Visit R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela and St. Tryphon Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fort sv Andrija, make a trip to City Walls, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotor holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Butrint to Kotor takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Butrint to Kotor is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Butrint in April, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Kotor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Perast, Castle Of San Giovanni, Church of St. Elijah the Prophet
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Castle Of San Giovanni
Castle Of San Giovanni
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
St. Nikola Church ©
St. Nikola Church

5
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get outdoors at Lokrum Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Ston (Church, St. Nicholas, Steinmauer, &more) and Cavtat (Cavtat Old Town & Cavtat Cemetery). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Franjevacki Crkva Male Brace, and get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kotor to Dubrovnik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Ston, Cavtat
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Setnica Kroz Kanal Sv. Ante. Explore Split's surroundings by going to Sibenik (Galerija Juraj Dalmatinac & Barone Fortress), Hvar (Benedictine Monastery & Spanjola) and Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, step into the grandiose world of Museum of Brac, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Roko.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Split itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sibenik, Sutivan, Skrip, Hvar, Postira
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:
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The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik ©
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola

5
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Get some historical perspective at Vijećnica and Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge. Step off the beaten path and head to Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and War Childhood Museum. Step out of Sarajevo to go to Kresevo and see Vlasic Mountain, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in panoramic vistas at The Yellow Fortress, and take an in-depth tour of Galerija 11/07/95.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo holiday planner.

You can drive from Split to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, Vlasic Mountain
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge ©
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge

6
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mala Osojnica. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) and City Museum of Ljubljana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Bled (Bled Island, Bled Castle, &more) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and stroll the grounds of Zale Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ljubljana holiday maker website.

Getting from Sarajevo to Ljubljana by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna Cave, Škocjan Caves
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

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