59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning tool.

Perth, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Perth in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Rome hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

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

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada, Museo del Greco, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday site.

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in January: highs in Brussels hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Bruges is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Bruges trip builder tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and walk around Vondelpark.

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You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get great views at Petřín.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Petersfriedhof.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 5 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online trip maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Budapest are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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