60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Madrid, Spain
— 14 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Schwangau, Germany
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 21 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 14 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 Acueduct of Segovia and Catedral de Segovia. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcazar of Segovia and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Real Casa de la Moneda & San Martin Church), Avila (Iglesia de Santo Tome el Viejo, Catedral de Avila, &more) and Toledo (Real Colegio de Doncellas Nobles, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, make a trip to Paseo del Prado, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Royal Glass Factory of La Granja.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning app.

Cordoba, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Cordoba to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in May: highs in Madrid hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Brussels.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ghent City Center and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and Antwerpen-Centraal (in Antwerp). It doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to Brussels in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in June; daily highs in Brussels reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church and then explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hamburg tour planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Hamburg sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Lindos, Greece

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll get in some beach time at Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Village of Lindos and Tsambika Beach. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lindos day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hamburg to Lindos takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hamburg to Lindos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hamburg in June, with highs in Lindos at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Roman Forum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Rome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lindos to Rome is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lindos in June since evenings lows in Rome dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Venice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.

Things to do in Venice

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Schwangau, Germany

— 3 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Visiting Partnachklamm and Zugspitze will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Schwangau travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Schwangau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in June, with highs in Schwangau at 24°C and lows at 12°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Schwangau

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore hidden gems such as Cite de l'Automobile and La Petite France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Little Venice.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Schwangau in June, expect nights in Strasbourg to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip builder tool.

Getting from Strasbourg to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums

Marseille, France

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carrieres des Lumieres and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Get in touch with nature at Le Sentier des Ocres and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 21 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.
Appreciate the collections at Dali Theatre-Museum and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Figueres (Museu de L'Electricitat, Museu Del Joguet De Catalunya, &more), Tossa de Mar (Esglesia Vella de Sant Vicenc, Vila Vella (Old Town), &more) and L'Enrajolada, Casa Museo Santacana (in Martorell). There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Born, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, kick back and relax at Fenals Beach, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.

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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.