60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Penrith, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gravensteen and Historic Centre of Brugge. Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Graslei and Korenlei will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Ghent City Center in Ghent--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planner.

Antwerp to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antwerp in June: highs in Bruges hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

Brussels, Belgium

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Cathedral of Our Lady. Get some cultural insight at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Atomium. Venture out of the city with trips to Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout), La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and The British Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey), Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, stroll around Hyde Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

Bath, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at Stonehenge and The Tank Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and The Jane Austen Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wilton House (in Wilton), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Salisbury (The Salisbury Museum & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Longleat.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey, witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield, and then head outdoors with Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Old Baptist Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Snowshill Manor, and then take in the exciting artwork at Showborough House Sculpture Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tewkesbury itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bath to Tewkesbury in 1.5 hours. July in Tewkesbury sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Bakewell.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Bakewell, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Appreciate the collections at Chatsworth House and White Peakhouse Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk and Bakewell Old House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bakewell side-trips: Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich) and Trentham Monkey Forest (in Stoke-on-Trent). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sally Mosley Guided Walks, contemplate the long history of Magpie Mines, take in nature's colorful creations at Bath Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bakewell trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tewkesbury to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bakewell when traveling from Tewkesbury in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Penrith, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre and then explore the historical opulence of Lowther Castle and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Penrith Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aira Force Waterfall, and then admire the natural beauty at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Penrith trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Penrith takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Penrith, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Glencoe, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Your inner history buff will appreciate Inveraray Castle and Auchindrain Township. There's much more to do: stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, hike along Glencoe Lochan, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Glencoe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glencoe when traveling from Penrith in July, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Aviemore, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Highland Folk Museum and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, stroll through RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore journey builder.

You can drive from Glencoe to Aviemore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Aviemore are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, stroll through Dalhousie Castle Falconry, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

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You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Oslo, Norway

— 7 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vigeland Museum and The Ibsen Museum. Visit Oslomarka and Det Kongelige Slott for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, and get outside with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Edinburgh to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 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.
Let the collections at The Dresden Zwinger and Pergamonmuseum capture your imagination. Topography of Terror and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse in Dresden (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at DDR Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip app.

You can fly from Oslo to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

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.
Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Nuremberg (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, Kaiserburg Nurnberg, &more) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, get curious at Deutsches Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hofgarten, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche.

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

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden in Sint Jansklooster, approximately Sint Jansklooster away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey site.

Fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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.