60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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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

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Roman Forum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Duomo and Centro Storico. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza della Signoria and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Get a sense of the local culture at Cannaregio and Piazza delle Erbe. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice online visit planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Church of St. Peter are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Maurice de Mauriac. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama & KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre) and Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wyden Badi.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Munich Residenz and St. Lorenz Church. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Nuremberg (St. Sebaldus Church & Heilig-Geist-Spital). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take an in-depth tour of Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, shop like a local with Kunsthalle Munich, and explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

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

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Munich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topography of Terror and Berliner Dom. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Palace of Tears. There's much more to do: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, visit Potsdamer Platz, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

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

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Stockholm.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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

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

Fly from Berlin to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Stockholm are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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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.
Visit Nyhavn and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Amager Strandpark and Jaegerborg Dyrehave. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Stroeget, look for gifts at Illums Bolighus, have fun and explore at Experimentarium, and explore the world behind art at Davids Samling (The David Collection).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Copenhagen at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Reims (Palais du Tau, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder site.

Getting from Copenhagen to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Lérins Islands and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Rue d'Antibes and Musée Marc Chagall. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Cannes to see La Croisette about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

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

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Passeig de Gracia and Parc de Montjuic. Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Madrid.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Cerralbo for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza Mayor and Museo Sorolla. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see some colorful creatures with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder site.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Lisbon, Portugal — 6 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiado and Quinta da Regaleira. There's still lots to do: stop by Bairro Alto, get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, take a stroll through Rossio Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lisbon using our trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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

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Beaches · Churches · 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.