60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palatine Hill and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: make a trip to Roman Forum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, stop by Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 55°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Duomo and Campanile di Giotto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Siena and Piazza della Signoria. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Piazza del Campo, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

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.
Visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Museo di Castelvecchio. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 47°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Zoological Museum and Museum Rietberg. Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama & KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre) and Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi, make a trip to Limmatquai, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Heilig-Geist-Spital are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Nuremberg (St. Sebaldus Church, St. Lorenz Church, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Munich, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planning website.

Fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Munich are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

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.
For shopping fun, head to Mall of Berlin or Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe). Do some cultural sightseeing at Topography of Terror and Pergamonmuseum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and take a stroll through Mitte.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin online itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to ABBA The Museum and Storkyrkan. Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, examine the collection at Medeltidsmuseet, get in on the family fun at Junibacken, and hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Berlin to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Denmark and Experimentarium. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stroeget and Nyhavn. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, admire the masterpieces at Arken Museum of Modern Art, and stop by Christiania.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip 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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Copenhagen when traveling from Stockholm in February, with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Gustave Moreau. Head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Reims (Palais du Tau, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Copenhagen in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 46°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Visit Rue d'Antibes and Lérins Islands for their historical value. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Nice hover around 55°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

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.
Shop till you drop at Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueria. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Palace of Madrid and Spas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, browse the exhibits of Museo Cerralbo, see the interesting displays at Caixa Forum, and take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery.

To plan Madrid vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Madrid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Quinta da Regaleira and Park and National Palace of Pena. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiado and Castelo dos Mouros. There's much more to do: stop by Bairro Alto, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lisbon, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

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.

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
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.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
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
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
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
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.

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
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.