60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Nuremberg (Albrecht Durer's House, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary builder app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Munich is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Munich. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Munich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning site.

You can fly from Munich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 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.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Lérins Islands & Rue d'Antibes), A.I.R. Vallauris (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Marché provençal (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Place Massena, take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in December, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stop by Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris online trip builder.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brussels day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 4 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bruges are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen) and The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker website.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to East Side Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Aarhus.
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Aarhus, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, admire the striking features of Musikhuset Aarhus, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): engage your brain at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, admire the striking features of Aarhus Rådhus, then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Friheden, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Aarhus online vacation maker.

You can fly from Berlin to Aarhus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Copenhagen.
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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 30th (Mon), spend a peaceful day at Tivoli Gardens. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, and take a stroll through Christiania.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen travel tool.

Fly from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 5 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Skansen, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Stockholm day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in January, with highs in Stockholm at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 5th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
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.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Belgium travel guide

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A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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Denmark travel guide

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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.
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Sweden travel guide

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Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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