60 days in Central Europe & Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Central Europe & Western Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Central Europe & Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
13
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: Tehran, Iran

3
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, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament, steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest attractions planner .

Tehran, Iran to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tehran to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in April, expect Budapest to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, stroll through Petřín, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and get outside with Prague for Two.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague road trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through Red Light District, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:
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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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 (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, wander the streets of Alfama, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online day trip planner .

Fly from London to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
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, museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Park Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour builder website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Venice road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome vacation website .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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