60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Zell am See, Austria
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Montbeliard, France
— 3 nights
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Colmar, France
— 4 nights
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Metz, France
— 3 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amiens, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 16 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest online route planner.

Perth, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Budapest is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, expect Budapest to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 2°C. You will leave for Vienna on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Vienna, Austria

— 6 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. November in Vienna sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Hallstatt (Old Town, Central Square Marktplatz, &more). There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, and stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In November in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zell am See.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zell am See, Austria

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Zell am See is a well-visited tourist destination known mostly as a ski resort town, and it serves as an important transportation hub for the region.
On the 22nd (Sun), fly down the slopes at Zell Am See, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then head outdoors with Sigmund-Thun-Klamm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitzsteinhorn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Elisabethkapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zell, then boost your wellbeing at Alpentherme Gastein, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bad Gasteiner Wasserfall.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zell am See day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Zell am See takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Zell am See, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Basel.

Things to do in Zell am See

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) (in Zurich), Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more) and Lion Monument (in Lucerne). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, look for gifts at Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), and admire the landmark architecture of Obertorturm.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Basel trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zell am See to Basel by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Zell am See in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Basel, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Montbeliard.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Montbeliard, France

— 3 nights
Montbéliard is a city in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France, about 13km from the border with Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut (in Ronchamp) and Acro-park (in Lepuix). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at La Cle du Bastion, get a new perspective on nature at Musee du Chateau des Ducs de Wurtemberg, make a trip to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, and see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon des Sciences.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Montbeliard vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Basel to Montbeliard takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Montbeliard

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colmar, France

— 4 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Mulhouse (Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer & Cite de l'Automobile) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, go for a walk through Grand Rue De Colmar, and make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colmar road trip website.

You can drive from Montbeliard to Colmar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Metz.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Metz, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Louis, then make a trip to Gare de Metz-Ville, then pause for some serene contemplation at Le Temple Neuf, and finally admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, then don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Metz trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Colmar to Metz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Colmar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Metz, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Trier.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trier, Germany

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jobelius Spirituosen (in Valwig), Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay (in Moersdorf) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Konstantinbasilika, pause for some photo ops at Handwerkerbrunnen, and make a trip to Hauptmarkt.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trier trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Metz to Trier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Trier, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip builder.

Traveling by car from Trier to Bruges takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Trier in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Bruges, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Amiens, France

— 4 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Explore Amiens' surroundings by going to Reims (Basilique Saint-Remi, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, &more), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, take an in-depth tour of Maison de Jules Verne, and take a stroll through St-Leu.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amiens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amiens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 16 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Hall of Mirrors, &more), Grand Temple Bouddhiste (in Bussy St Georges) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Amiens to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips