59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  8​h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Nice, France
— 5 nights
10
Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Charlotte, 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilkenny Castle and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Rothe House and Garden (in Kilkenny). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin itinerary planner.

Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Dublin is 5 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ferns Castle
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace and Skansen. Step out of the city life by going to Stockholm Old Town and Sandhamn. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, and explore the world behind art at Thiel Gallery (Thielska Galleriet).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip builder tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Stockholm is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
You'll explore and learn at Russian Museum and Catherine Palace and Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip maker .

You can fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Topkapi Palace and Historic Areas of Istanbul. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sultanahmet District and Suleymaniye Cami . There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, wander the streets of Taksim Square, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in June, with highs in Istanbul at 79°F and lows at 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schonbrunner Gardens and Albertina. You'll explore and learn at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and MuseumsQuartier Wien. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Vienna. Traveling from Istanbul in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vienna, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia Lannio. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Fornillo (in Positano).

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ravello itinerary maker app .

Getting from Vienna to Ravello by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Ravello. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo, Spiaggia Lannio, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Le Vigne di Raito
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Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) ©
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Visit Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in June, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Uffizi Galleries. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Eden Plage Mala. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette), La Collegiale Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Villeneuve-Loubet). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip maker .

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in July, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (81°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, La Collegiale Saint Paul, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Eden Plage Mala
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

5
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Notre Dame De Constance and Villa Noailles. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Sylvabelle, Plage de Gigaro, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La plage, kick back and relax at Plage La Capte, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres online visit planner .

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for little chillier nights in Hyeres, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, La Croix-Valmer, Scuba & Snorkeling, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Notre Dame De Constance
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hyeres in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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.
Let the collections at Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, make a trip to Royal Mews, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and examine the collection at Apsley House.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our London road trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in London hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and ponder the design of Rossio Square.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online travel planner .

Getting from London to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 85°F and lows about 63°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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