60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Nazare, Portugal
— 1 night
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Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Almere, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Relax by the water at Praia da ursa and Praia de Carcavelos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Praia Grande, Sintra National Palace, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Feathers & Scales, make a trip to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Lisbon is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to Lisbon. In November, daytime highs in Lisbon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nazare.
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Nazare, Portugal — 1 night

Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Nazare, then kick back and relax at Praia do Norte, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nazare online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lisbon to Nazare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nazare are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 4 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Get outdoors at Madeira Sidecar Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Spend the 3rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Laurissilva Forest, stroll through Madeira Island Ultra Trail, shop like a local with Caravel Art Center, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Funchal holiday maker.

You can fly from Nazare to Funchal in 3.5 hours. In November, Funchal is a bit warmer than Nazare - with highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Portimao.
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Portimao, Portugal — 2 nights

Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia da Marinha, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Portimao trip planner.

You can fly from Funchal to Portimao in 5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in December, expect Portimao to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Rua Santa Catarina, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally pick up some local products at Mercado do Bolhao. On your second day here, stroll around Museu Serralves, then get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello, and then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

Getting from Portimao to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto when traveling from Portimao in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) 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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Avant-Garde Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) & Evasion Canine), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip tool.

Fly from Porto to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is a bit cooler than Porto - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 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.
Head to Museum De Reede and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubertfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Minnewater Lake and Sonian Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, &more) and Antwerp (Museum Plantin-Moretus, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and explore the galleries of Atomium.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip website.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Almere.
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Almere, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Almere is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. Get in touch with nature at Hoge Veluwe National Park and Scooterverhuur Gelderland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Almere: Golfbaan Westwoud (in Westwoud), Natuurgebied Beekvliet (in Borculo) and Hulshorsterzand (in Hulshorst). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Atelier Beeldentuin Witharen.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Almere trip tool.

Drive from Brussels to Almere in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Almere are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Rijksmuseum. Step out of the city life by going to Scheveningen Beach and Singel. Venture out of the city with trips to Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague), Delft (Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Nieuwe Kerk, &more) and Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel website.

Traveling by car from Almere to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Speicherstadt and St. Michael's Church. Appreciate the collections at Miniatur Wunderland and Outpost One. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, look for gifts at Kaufhaus Hamburg, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Limosa Guide Naturaliste. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more), Isamar Diving Center (in Chioggia) and Padua (Museo Diocesano di Padova, Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hamburg in January, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Miniaci Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Fornillo & Spiaggia Grande), Salerno (Duomo di Salerno & Scuola Medica Salernitana Museo Virtuale) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina di Vietri, stroll through Lido di Ravello, hike along Ravello-Minori Walk, and explore the ancient world of Tempio di Giove Capitolino.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naples online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Naples hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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