59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Attractions like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) and Parc Guell. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Palau Guell, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder.

Jacksonville, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jacksonville to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in September, things will get slightly colder in Barcelona: highs are around 79°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Plaka and Archea Korinthos will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio) and Akrokorinthos (in Corinth). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and KIz Kulesi will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , soak in style at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
Do your shopping at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and Vaci Street. Matthias Church and St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, Budapest is cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) 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.
Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Schonbrunner Gardens are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, browse the exhibits of Haus der Musik Wien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Vienna journey maker website.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prague Castle and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague online vacation builder.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Prague sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Prague to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica di San Marco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arena di Verona and Piazza San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Museo di Castelvecchio) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip site.

Drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salzburg in October, with highs in Venice at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Villa Adriana. Kids will enjoy Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siena and Campanile di Giotto. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Champs-Elysees. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Temple de l'Amour) and Rue du Gros-Horloge (in Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Le Marais, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Bar and Kilkenny Castle. Head to Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kilkenny (Black Abbey, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, &more) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

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Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Dublin are little chillier (57°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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