60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 6 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park, Finland
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get in touch with nature at Universal Diving School and Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine. Venture out of the city with trips to Turin (Museo Egizio & Galleria Sabauda) and Restaurifelici (in Paruzzaro). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan tour builder app.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Milan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Milan. Traveling from Islamabad in December, expect nights in Milan to be a bit cooler, around 1°C, while days are colder, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

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Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cucina Giuseppina - Italian Cooking Family and Mercato Centrale. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: San Gimignano (Torre Grossa, Guardastelle Vineyard, &more), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online route planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

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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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Venice.

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Venice, Italy

— 6 nights

City of Romance

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more), Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore) and ATN Laguna Sud (in Lova). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Munich.

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Munich, Germany

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Lorenz Church and St. Peter's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Nuremberg (Frauenkirche & Albrecht Durer's House). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, take in the exciting artwork at Schack-Galerie, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In December, Munich is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tauchschule Linek and Radduscher Naturhafen. East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Berlin to go to Lubben and see Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin journey planner.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Hamburg, Germany

— 6 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Get some historical perspective at Speicherstadt and Alter Elbtunnel. Visiting Sankt Peter Ording Beach and The Wadden Sea, Germany will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Wattfuehrergemeinschaft Dithmarscher Nordseekueste (in Meldorf), Altes Land (in Jork) and Himmelmoor (in Quickborn). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, identify plant and animal life at Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch, get a taste of the local shopping with Red Gallery, and kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Hamburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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Cologne, Germany

— 5 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Shop till you drop at Hauptmarkt and Kolonaki Lifestyle Store. Step out of the city life by going to Neroberg and Nationalpark Eifel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Wahner Heide (in Troisdorf), Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark (in Schleiden) and Dive4Life (in Siegburg). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and identify plant and animal life at Wildpark.

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Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Cologne, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Scheveningen Beach. Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (De Vishal, Frans Hals Museum, &more), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Old Church (in Delft). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, stop by De 9 Straatjes, and get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Helsinki, Finland

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Finland Oy, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Helsinki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Helsinki is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Koli National Park, Finland

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Koli National Park at -9°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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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.

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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.

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."