60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  14 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

8
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Consorcio de Toledo Patrimonio desconocido & Catedral Primada). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Madrid is 7 hours. Traveling from San Jose in January, things will get cooler in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 15:
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and take in the waterfront at Ribeira Square.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Porto. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Porto hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, and then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online attractions planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Valencia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

Before you visit Barcelona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in January, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Berlin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, get great views at Petřín, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and partake in some friendly competition at CityQuester.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, make a trip to Haus der Musik Wien, and wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. February in Budapest sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens. Traveling from Budapest in February, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, stop by Koukla Art, and view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. February in Fira sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Akrotiri
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel ©
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, stop by Ortakoy, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fira to Istanbul. While traveling from Fira, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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