60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Alfama and Quinta da Regaleira. Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bairro Alto, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 8 hours. In June in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Joan Miro Foundation and Barcelona Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siena and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Piazza del Campo) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Vienna, Austria

— 6 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Let the collections at Belvedere Palace and Leopold Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Center of Vienna and Melk Abbey. Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Oskar Kokoschka Haus Pochlarn in Pochlarn, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Schonbrunner Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Florence to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in June, with highs in Vienna at 77°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Topography of Terror and Berliner Dom. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip builder tool.

Getting from Vienna to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and The Jordaan. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Grote Markt (in Haarlem), Hoorn (Varend Erfgoed Hoorn, Westfries Museum, &more) and The Hague (Madurodam & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), kick back and relax at Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip tool.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Friet Museum, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges online trip maker.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Atomium. You'll explore and learn at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee Rodin. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and BrakeAway Bike Tours. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, examine the collection at The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at Tate Modern.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Visiting Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip maker website.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 51°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
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.

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.

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
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.

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

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.