60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Silverstone
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Silverstone, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Il Caravaggio International Airport, Drive to Passo del Tonale
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Passo del Tonale, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Zurich, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train
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Bettmeralp, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia and Kapali Carsi make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 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.
Attractions like Hungarian Parliament Building and Heroes' Square make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Budapest are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna journey planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Place and Mini-Europe. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Atomium, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip site.

You can fly from Vienna to Brussels in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Paris, France

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Silverstone.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Silverstone, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Wed), bet on your favorite at Silverstone Circuit, then get outside with Silverstone Challenge - Silverstone Experience, and then experience rural life at Catanger Llamas. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter and St Paul's Church, browse the different shops at Bicester Village, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Giles Church.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Silverstone online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Silverstone. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Silverstone

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. The adventure continues: visit Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Silverstone to Dublin. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Madrid due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Passo del Tonale.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Passo del Tonale, Italy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of National Park of Rock Engravings Naquane and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pieve di San Siro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Sozzine Park, then cruise along Stelvio Pass, then look for gifts at El Gerlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Sacrario militare del Passo Del Tonale.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Passo del Tonale holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Madrid to Passo del Tonale with the Route module. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in November: highs in Passo del Tonale hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Passo del Tonale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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

Traveling by car from Passo del Tonale to Venice takes 4 hours. When traveling from Passo del Tonale in November, plan for much hotter days in Venice, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Piazza Navona will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nauplion Promenade, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in November, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Zurich (ARTBOX.GALLERY & Lindenhofplatz) and Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, indulge in some culinary diversions at Interlaken Walking Tours, cruise along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, and get the adrenaline pumping with Skydive Interlaken.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Athens to Interlaken takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Athens in November: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Bettmeralp.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bettmeralp, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Bettmeralp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Family-friendly places like Stockalper Palace and Simplon Pass will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bettmeralp side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fiesch in Valais) and Brig (Landmauer Gamsen & Thermalquellen Brigerbad). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, snap pictures at Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, and fly down the slopes at Riederalp.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bettmeralp online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Bettmeralp takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bettmeralp

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kids will enjoy The Matterhorn and Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Les Mines De Sel De Bex (in Bex), Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz) and Trapgame (in Charrat). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip planning website.

Getting from Bettmeralp to Zermatt by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.