60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bran, Romania
— 5 nights
Drive
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Timisoara, Romania
— 4 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Drive to Borzonasca
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Borzonasca, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 7 nights
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Chania Town, Greece
— 5 nights
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Elafonissi, Greece
— 1 night
Taxi to Chania Airport, Shuttle to Hersonissos
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Hersonissos, Greece
— 6 nights
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 5 nights
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Explore Skopje's surroundings by going to Mavrovo Lake (in Mavrovo), Saint Joachim Osogovski (in Kriva Palanka) and Xhamia E Larme (in Tetovo). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Matka, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, wander the streets of Old Bazaar, Skopje, and take in the views from The Stone Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Skopje trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Skopje is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Skopje is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Skopje to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ohrid.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia

— 6 nights

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ohrid: Golem Grad Island (in Resen), Mavrovo National Park (in Mavrovo) and Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski (in Gostivar). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring at Lake Ohrid. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at National Park Galicica. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Jovan Kaneo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia, and don't miss a visit to Samoil's Fortress.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ohrid itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Ohrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Skopje in June, you will find days in Ohrid are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bitola.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

— 2 nights
Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): walk around National Park Pelister. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Archangel Michael Monastery, make a trip to Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers), then delve into the distant past at Heraclea Lyncestis, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial d'Orient, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Demetrius.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bitola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ohrid to Bitola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bitola sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Bran.

Things to do in Bitola

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Bran, Romania

— 5 nights
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bran: Curtea de Arges (Vidraru Dam & Transfagarasan Highway), Poiana Brasov (Valtour Ski School & Mountain Postavarul) and Peles Castle (in Sinaia). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Piatra Craiului. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), contemplate the waterfront views at Le Lac Balea, find something for the whole family at Dino Parc, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Prapastii Zarnesti.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bran route website.

You can drive from Bitola to Bran in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bitola to Bran. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Timisoara.

Things to do in Bran

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:

Timisoara, Romania

— 4 nights
Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania.The third most populous city in the country, with 319,279 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Timișoara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. Venture out of the city with trips to Arad (Statue of Liberty, Trajan Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piata Victoriei, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Episcopal Church, pause for some photo ops at Timisoara Historical Center, and walk around Cathedral Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Timisoara visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bran to Timisoara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Timisoara sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Timisoara

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

Budapest, Hungary

— 6 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Budapest road trip planner.

You can drive from Timisoara to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Timisoara to Budapest. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Borzonasca.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 26:

Borzonasca, Italy

— 3 nights
Borzonasca is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km east of Genoa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Borzonasca: Basilica dei Fieschi (in Cogorno), Ronco Scrivia (PG Corse Pista Ronco Kart & Monte Reale) and Santuario di Nostra Signora dell'Acqua (in Valbrevenna). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Abbazia di Sant’Andrea, explore the historical opulence of Monte Castello Crocefieschi, experience rural life at Agriturismo Valle Chiappella, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago delle Lame.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Borzonasca online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Budapest to Borzonasca. Traveling from Budapest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Borzonasca, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Borzonasca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Split, Croatia

— 7 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dubovica Beach (in Zarace), Omiš (Starigrad Fortress & River Rafting & Tubing) and Hvar (Speed Boats Tours, St. Stephen's Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch, and walk around Marjan Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Split tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Borzonasca to Split. When traveling from Borzonasca in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Split: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Chania Town.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 7:

Chania Town, Greece

— 5 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Rethymnon (Rethymnon Old Town, Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Venetian Harbor, kick back and relax at Balos Lagoon, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Split to Chania Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 13:

Elafonissi, Greece

— 1 night
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Aspri Limni Beach, then kick back and relax at Elafonissi Beach, and then trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint.

To find out how to plan a trip to Elafonissi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chania Town to Elafonissi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Elafonissi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Hersonissos, Greece

— 6 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Hersonissos side-trips: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos), Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Bembo Fountain, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, cool off at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and meet the residents at CRETAquarium.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Elafonissi to Hersonissos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. August in Hersonissos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:

Republic of North Macedonia travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Despite its rich culture and outstanding natural beauty, the Republic of Macedonia remains relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists. Life continues at a slower pace in this natural setting of mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tradition and local customs rule the country's idyllic villages, tiny pockets of hospitality scattered across a rugged region. Start your Macedonian adventure at the capital city of Skopje, an easygoing urban center offering good dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The city also serves as a convenient base for hiking and biking trips through the surrounding countryside, which is noted for its ancient monasteries, mosques, and archaeological sites.

Province of Genoa travel guide

4.2
Spas · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.