60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome online vacation builder.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, Rome is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence driving holiday site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Aare River (in Bern) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Florence to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin route maker.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 25th (Mon), spend a peaceful day at Tivoli Gardens. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and stroll around Hyde Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:

Nice, France

— 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Barrage de Malpasset (in Frejus) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice tour itinerary website.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Nice is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning website.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip site.

Fly from Madrid to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Amsterdam is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.