59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Florence, Italy
— 29 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Montalcino
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Montalcino, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arezzo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy

— 29 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Acetaia Villa San Donnino (in Modena), Siena (Torre del Mangia, Piazza del Campo, &more) and Bologna (Basilica di San Petronio, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Peretola Airport, Pisa International Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 30:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London trip builder tool.

You can fly from Florence to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Florence in September, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then walk around Vondelpark. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour site.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Skansen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall. On your second day here, stop by Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Stockholm at 12°C and lows at 4°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Budapest trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online vacation builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. While traveling from Budapest, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then browse the exhibits of Sistine Chapel, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

Plan my day in Athens using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then stroll around Parc Guell, then see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and finally admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona planner.

You can fly from Athens to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Portoferraio, Italy

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Fetovaia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acquario dell'Elba, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio route builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Portoferraio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 17°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Montalcino.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Montalcino, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo di Montesiepi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, and then take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montalcino trip planning app.

Getting from Portoferraio to Montalcino by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Portoferraio in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Montalcino: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Arezzo.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Arezzo, Italy

— 2 nights

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina and then make a trip to Piazza Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo Le Celle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Arezzo trip planner.

Drive from Montalcino to Arezzo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Arezzo

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29: