60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly + Bus:  17 h 45 min
1
Albufeira, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  9 h
4
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Brasov, Romania
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Bogota, Colombia

5
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Casa Do Povo do Concelho de Olhao (in Moncarapacho), Lagoa (Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos & Speed Boats Tours) and Vale de Covo Beach (in Carvoeiro). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, enjoy the sand and surf at Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, stroll through Praia Da Rocha, and make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Albufeira is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Bogota in May, expect Albufeira to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tavira, Lagoa, Lagos, Vila do Bispo, Algarve
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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Off-Road Tours
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

8
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Albufeira in May, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay May 12 — 20:
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

7
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, make a trip to Liberdade Square, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Coimbra
Find places to stay May 20 — 27:
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Explore Cluj-Napoca's surroundings by going to Coltesti Castle Ruins (in Coltesti) and Citadel of Alba Iulia (in Alba Iulia). There's lots more to do: hike along TransyBike - Day Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hazsongard Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, and get outside with Panic Room.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cluj-Napoca trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Porto to Cluj-Napoca in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. May in Cluj-Napoca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Coltesti Castle Ruins, Apuseni Natural Park, Citadel of Alba Iulia
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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TransyBike - Day Tours ©
TransyBike - Day Tours
Citadel of Alba Iulia ©
Citadel of Alba Iulia
Apuseni Natural Park ©
Apuseni Natural Park

5
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brasov: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran), Art & Crafts (in Sighisoara) and Moldoveanu Peak (in Fagaras). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Peles Castle, hit the slopes at Poiana Brasov, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valtour Ski School, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Postavarul.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brasov online trip planner.

Getting from Cluj-Napoca to Brasov by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Rasnov Citadel, Moldoveanu Peak, Balea Glacier Lake
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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Art & Crafts ©
Art & Crafts
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle

5
nights
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Change things up with a short trip to Neagra Bison Reservation in Bucsani (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), walk around Herăstrău Park, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bucharest travel planning website.

Take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Neagra Bison Reservation
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Walking tours
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

5
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Gori (Sergi Makalatia Gori Historical and Ethnographical Museum, Uplistsiche Cave Town, &more), Mtskheta (Jvari Church, Samtavro Church, &more) and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stop by Chacha Corner.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tbilisi trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Tbilisi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bucharest to Tbilisi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:
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Walking tours
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

2
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Juta Valley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stepantsminda visit app.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Batumi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juta Valley
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

1
night
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Batumi Dolphinarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Batumi road trip planning app.

Drive from Stepantsminda to Batumi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Batumi Dolphinarium ©
Batumi Dolphinarium

6
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Batumi to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Batumi to Goreme is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Batumi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avanos, Uchisar, Urgup, Derinkuyu, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

1
night
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
On the 26th (Fri), wander the streets of Kaleici and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Antalya itinerary builder.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in June, things will get a bit warmer in Antalya: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

8
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Antalya in June, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 4:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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