60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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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
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Museums
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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.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Brera Districtfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin (Museo Egizio & Museo Nazionale del Cinema) and Varenna (Green Way dei Patriarchi & Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi). There's much more to do: get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan tour builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Milan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Helsinki to Milan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico capture your imagination. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip website.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Trevimage or Via Condotti. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Imaginarium in Fiumicino, approximately Fiumicino away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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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.
Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Isamar Diving Center (in Chioggia), Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and look for all kinds of wild species at Limosa Guide Naturaliste.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trips

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Frauenkirche will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Nuremberg (St. Lorenz Church & Germanisches Nationalmuseum) and Therme Erding (in Erding). The adventure continues: get curious at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich online day trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Munich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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.
Head to Klassenfeind Gallery and Haus Schwarzenbergfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and art4berlin GALLERY capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Tauchschule Linek, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wildpark Schwarze Berge and 28Grad Strandbad Wedel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Miniatur Wunderland and Speicherstadt. Explore Hamburg's surroundings by going to Lubeck (Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) & Travemunde), Hochseilgarten Hasloh (in Hasloh) and Himmelmoor (in Quickborn). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, stop by Alsterhaus Hamburg, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:

Cologne, Germany

— 5 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Cologne Cathedral and Konigsallee are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Stadel Museum and Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum) capture your imagination. Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Frankfurt (Goethe House & Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)), Drachenfels (in Koenigswinter) and Hochsauerlandkreis (in Lennestadt). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift, and stop by Historic Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip website.

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cologne to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Get outdoors at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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."

Italy travel guide

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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

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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

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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.