60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Duomo and Centro Storico. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Campo. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

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Venice, Italy

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Get a sense of the local culture at Cannaregio and Doge's Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Limmatquai are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Maurice de Mauriac. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama & KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre) and Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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 a sense of the local culture at Munich Residenz and St. Lorenz Church. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and St. Sebaldus Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Nuremberg (Frauenkirche & Heilig-Geist-Spital). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum, shop like a local with Kunsthalle Munich, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Munich trip maker site.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topography of Terror and Berliner Dom. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Classic Remise Berlin. There's much more to do: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, visit Potsdamer Platz, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Berlin attractions planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.

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Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 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.
Royal Palace and Storkyrkan will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to ABBA The Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, and explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Berlin to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Stockholm are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Visit Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Amager Strandpark and Jaegerborg Dyrehave. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Stroeget, visit Christiania, explore the world behind art at Davids Samling (The David Collection), and indulge in some personalized pampering at Zenzes Wellness.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Copenhagen at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) 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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Reims (Palais du Tau, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey tool.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nice.

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Nice, France

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lérins Islands and Rue d'Antibes are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice online trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Passeig de Gracia and Barcelona Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Parc de Montjuic and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker tool.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande for their historical value. Visiting Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui and PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Caixa Forum, contemplate the long history of Museo Cerralbo, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiado and Park and National Palace of Pena. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Bairro Alto, wander the streets of Alfama, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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
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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
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.

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.