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
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
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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

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 Pantheon. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Square, 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.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

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 Basilica San Miniato al Monte. 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, contemplate the long history of 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.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

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 Piazza delle Erbe and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and visit Cannaregio.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 47°F and lows about 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Zoological Museum and Landesmuseum. Old Town and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich 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 still lots to do: kick back and relax at Wyden Badi, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, visit Niederdorf, and stop by Maurice de Mauriac.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip maker.

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 5 nights

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 Burgersaalkirche are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Nuremberg (St. Sebaldus Church, St. Lorenz Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Munich, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, and see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing planner.

Fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

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 Potsdamer Platz. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip planning website.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

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 Skansen. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, see the interesting displays at Medeltidsmuseet, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and have fun and explore at Junibacken.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

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 Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stroeget and Arken Museum of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: stop by Nyhavn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, explore the engaging exhibits at Experimentarium, and wander the streets of Christiania.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen holiday maker tool.

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. Traveling from Stockholm in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 nights

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 Rodin. Head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elyseesfor 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 explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

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.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

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 La Croisette and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands & Rue d'Antibes).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 55°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

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 El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

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 Museo Sorolla. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning site.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 6 nights

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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiado and Bairro Alto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Castelo dos Mouros). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon attractions planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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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.
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Sweden travel guide

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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.
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Denmark travel guide

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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.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.
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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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