58 days in Western Europe Itinerary

58 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Munich, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Oslo, Norway
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Munich is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Munich reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip tool.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 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.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Millesgarden, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Stockholm trip website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at Munch Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and steep yourself in history at Det Kongelige Slott.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oslo when traveling from Stockholm in August, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Oslo to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in September, with highs in Amsterdam at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands & Rue d'Antibes) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Place Massena.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice day trip tool.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lucerne.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 5 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Aare River (in Bern) and Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Bahnhofstrasse, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, tour or see a show at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and trek along The Eiger.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in October: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.

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.

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.

Norway travel guide

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

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

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.