60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Ithaca, Greece
— 7 nights
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Rila, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 7 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Camino de Ronda. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Cala Futadera, Cala del Senyor Ramon, &more) and Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planning app.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Barcelona is 6 hours. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:

Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Archea Korinthos. Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae), Nafplio (Tiryns, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, &more) and Akrokorinthos (in Corinth). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

Ithaca, Greece

— 7 nights
Ithaca or Ithaka is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.Ithaca's main island has an area of 96km2 and had a population in 2011 of 3,231. We've included these beaches for you: Myrtos Beach and Filiatro Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Melissani Cave and Agia Paraskevi Beach. Step out of Ithaca to go to Zola and see Fteri Beach, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Sarakiniko Beach, get outside with Vathy Bay, kick back and relax at Paralia Afales, and pause for some serene contemplation at Koimiseos Theotokou Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ithaca day trip planning site.

You can drive from Athens to Ithaca in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rila.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 10:

Rila, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Rila. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rila National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rila online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ithaca to Rila. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ithaca in September: high temperatures in Rila hover around 77°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Rila

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, then take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banya Bashi Mosque.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Rila to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

— 2 nights

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Bogoroditsa Petrichka Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bachkovo Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Assen's Fortress. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sveta Nedelya Church, delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and then examine the collection at Art Gallery Philippopolis.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Plovdiv trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of the Wood-Carving and Ethnographical Arts, then examine the collection at Interactive Museum of Industry, and then see the interesting displays at Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Veliko Tarnovo trip planner.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Veliko Tarnovo when traveling from Plovdiv in September, with lows around 52°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Korcula Town, Croatia

— 6 nights
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Pupnatska Luka Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like House of Marco Polo and Badija. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Korcula Town Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Mihovil, stop by Bags by Kristina, and contemplate the long history of Kula Morska Vrata.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Korcula Town day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Korcula Town in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Korcula Town when traveling from Veliko Tarnovo in September, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Split.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:

Split, Croatia

— 6 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get in touch with nature at Krka National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Diocletian's Palace and Spanish Fortress are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sumartin Beach (in Sumartin), Museum uja (in Skrip) and Franciscan Monastery (in Hvar). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic City of Trogir, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Split road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Korcula Town to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Split are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Split

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Schloss Hohenschwangau and Nymphenburg Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Linderhof and Munich Residenz. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

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Fly from Split to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Split in September, with highs in Munich at 66°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg online road trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Tallinn.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
You'll explore and learn at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom. Step off the beaten path and head to Toompea Hill and Traveller Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall, take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn route planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Tallinn in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In October, Tallinn is slightly colder than Salzburg - with highs of 48°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Viking Ship Museum and Holmenkollen Ski Museum. You'll explore and learn at Vigeland Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, see what you can catch with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, and see the interesting displays at Munch Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip builder tool.

You can fly from Tallinn to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stirling Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Scottish National Gallery and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Alnwick Castle (in Alnwick) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:

Bulgaria travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.