60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
1
Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Funchal, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
11
Bonifacio, France
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
14
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Malta

5
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Get some cultural insight at Hagar Qim Temples and Rotunda of Mosta. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Spinola Bay. Explore Valletta's surroundings by going to Gnejna Bay (in Mgarr), The Citadel (in Victoria) and Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves (in Xlendi). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Ramla Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), kick back and relax at Armier Bay Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Valletta online travel planner .

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airport is Malta International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valletta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mellieha, Qrendi, The Citadel, Spinola Bay, Gnejna Bay
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves ©
Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves

7
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Fenals Beach and la Fosca Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Palau Guell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: San Pol Beach (in S'Agaro), La Boella (in La Canonja) and Aigua Xelida (in Tamariu). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Platja Port Bo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Savinosa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation planning app .

Getting from Valletta to Barcelona by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Aigua Xelida, la Fosca Beach, La Boella
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Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
la Fosca Beach ©
la Fosca Beach

6
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Blandy's Wine Lodge and Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse. Shop till you drop at Portugal Labels and Alberto's Store. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico), Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Canical Beach (in Canical). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, kick back and relax at Calheta Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Botanická zahrada Madeira.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Funchal online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Funchal takes 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Funchal due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Funchal: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Funchal

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Machico, Calheta Beach, Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, Cabo Girao, Ponta do Sol Beach
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Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Rijana and Playa El Salon. Get some cultural insight at Albayzin and Malaga Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Malaga (Alcazaba & Castillo de Gibralfaro) and Nerja (Balcon de Europa, Playa de la Alberquilla, & more).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip tool .

Getting from Funchal to Granada by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Granada. When traveling from Funchal in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Granada, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Granada

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, Malaga, Playa Rijana
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

8
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meia Praia and Praia Vale Dos Homens. Relax by the water at Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia marinha. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres), Vila do Bispo (Telheiro Beach, Praia da Cordoama, & more) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Camilo, stroll through Algarve, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albufeira tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Granada to Albufeira in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Albufeira due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for little chillier days in Albufeira, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Albufeira

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Vila do Bispo, Carvoeiro, Rogil, Algarve
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Praia marinha ©
Praia marinha
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água
Meia Praia ©
Meia Praia

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Bru na Boinne. Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Dublin to go to Shillelagh and see Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Grafton Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Albufeira to Dublin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, Dublin is slightly colder than Albufeira - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker, Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Bru na Boinne, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in Amsterdam. You'll set off for Bruges on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Neighborhoods
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Bruges

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg trip planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Rothenburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rothenburg

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Würzburg Residence
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
To find out how to plan a trip to Luxembourg City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Luxembourg City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nightlife
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8
nights
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Get in touch with nature at Plage de Tramulimacchia and Plage de Cala Rossa. Explore hidden gems such as Plage de San Giovanni and Tamaricciu Beach. Explore Bonifacio's surroundings by going to Anse de Favone (in Sari-Solenzara), Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea (in Sainte Lucie De Porto Vecchio) and Plage de Palombaggia (in Porto-Vecchio). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage du Petit Sperone, kick back and relax at Plage de Canetto, head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bonifacio trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Luxembourg City to Bonifacio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Luxembourg City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bonifacio: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bonifacio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lecci, Porto-Vecchio, Plage de la Tour Genoise Fautea, Roccapina Beach, Plage de San Giovanni
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Plage de San Giovanni ©
Plage de San Giovanni
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Tamaricciu Beach ©
Tamaricciu Beach

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Viking Ship Museum. Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Strommen to see Norrona Concept Store Strommen about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bonifacio to Oslo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Bonifacio in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Norrona Concept Store Strommen
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Norrona Concept Store Strommen ©
Norrona Concept Store Strommen

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace and Skansen. Take a break from the city and head to Fjallnora Friluftsomrade and Stendorren Nature Reserve.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stockholm online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Stockholm, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Fjallnora Friluftsomrade, Stendorren Nature Reserve
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Fjallnora Friluftsomrade ©
Fjallnora Friluftsomrade
Stendorren Nature Reserve ©
Stendorren Nature Reserve
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Esplanadi Park and Bellevue Beach. Get some cultural insight at Stromforsin ruukki and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Stromforsin ruukki, Sibelius Hall, Bellevue Beach, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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