60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
16
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
17
Hannover, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
18
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
19
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Fly:  15 h
End: San Jose, Costa Rica


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5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online road trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Madrid is 7 hours. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salamanca tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Salamanca at 37°C and lows at 14°C. You'll set off for Porto on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coimbra (Jardim Botanico, University of Coimbra, &more). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip tool.

Drive from Salamanca to Porto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salamanca in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Porto, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Coimbra
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

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 (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

Before you visit Lisbon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
On the 29th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenadmire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), thenadmire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Seville are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Albayzin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Ildefonso, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Granada travel route builder website.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Court of the Lions ©
Court of the Lions
Generalife ©
Generalife

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 landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll around Parc Guell, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online visit planner.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

8
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, visit Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Athens in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

8
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul visit planner.

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rila Monastery (in Rila) and Plovdiv Roman Theatre (in Plovdiv). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Church St. George Rotunda, see the interesting displays at National Museum of History, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sofia Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sofia online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Sofia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sofia, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rila Monastery, Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

2
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, thenwander the streets of Skadarlija, thenget curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Belgrade Zoo and then stroll through Ada Ciganlija.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Belgrade tour builder.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Knez Mihailova ©
Knez Mihailova

3
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.
On the 29th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Matthias Church, thendon't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, and finally look for gifts at Magma+ Hungarian Art&Design. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, thencontemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker site.

Getting from Belgrade to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz and then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online day trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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 Petřín, make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Prague trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. September in Prague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Procession of Princes.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Dresden trip planning app.

Getting from Prague to Dresden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berlin.
Highlights from your plan
Procession of Princes ©
Procession of Princes

3
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 the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin visit planner.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hannover.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Hannover, Germany

Hannover
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hannover driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hannover in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Hannover can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Cologne on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Hannover

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cologne travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hannover to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

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