60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
5
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  8​h
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
10
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
train + bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Vianden, Luxembourg
— Few hours
bus + train:  1​h 15​min
12
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
13
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
14
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
15
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

5
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vulkan Neighbourhood as well as Grunerlokka. Visiting Oslomarka and Nordmarka will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vigeland Museum and Viking Ship Museum. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), wander the streets of Karl Johans gate, buy something for everyone on your list at Aker Brygge, and explore the engaging exhibits at The Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip maker tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Oslo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. In September, Oslo is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

5
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Southern Goteborg Archipelago and Grimsholmen Nature Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tjoloholms Castle and Haga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gothenburg: Sillmuseum (in Kladesholmen) and Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), have fun and explore at Universeum, examine the collection at Aeroseum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fish Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gothenburg tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Oslo to Gothenburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gothenburg are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tjoloholms Castle, Grimsholmen Nature Reserve, Stangehuvud Naturreservat, Sillmuseum
Highlights from your plan
Southern Goteborg Archipelago ©
Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Haga ©
Haga
Stangehuvud Naturreservat ©
Stangehuvud Naturreservat

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Skansen and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. When in Stockholm, make a side trip to see Fjallnora Friluftsomrade in Uppsala, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Langholmen.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fjallnora Friluftsomrade
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Visit Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Denmark, see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Copenhagen when traveling from Stockholm in October, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Stroeget ©
Stroeget

3
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Helligaandskirken and Vadestedet will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, stroll through Moesgaard Strand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lystrup Kirke, and take a stroll through Stroeget.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aarhus trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Copenhagen to Aarhus by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aarslev Engso ©
Aarslev Engso
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

4
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Sibelius Hall and Boss Shop. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Aarhus to Helsinki in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Aarhus in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sibelius Hall
Highlights from your plan
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Haarlem and see Frans Hals Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Amsterdam. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get a bit warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 59°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnewater Lake and DOK City Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more) and De Panne Beach (in De Panne). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip builder .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, De Panne Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Cathedral of Our Lady will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Arboretum Wespelaar (in Haacht), Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds (in Antwerp). The adventure continues: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels travel route tool .

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antwerp, Pairi Daiza, Arboretum Wespelaar
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casemates du Bock and Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame). Get in touch with nature at Mullerthal Trail and Haff Reimech. Take a break from Luxembourg City with a short trip to Caves St Martin in Remich, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll around Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumunster, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

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You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vianden.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Caves St Martin, Haff Reimech, Mullerthal Trail
Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

few
hours
Vianden, Luxembourg

Vianden
Known for its stunning white-stone castle and its position in the Our valley, Vianden centers around a single cobbled street stretching from the River Our to its famous palace gates.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vianden trip planner .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Vianden in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Vianden can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You'll set off for Luxembourg City on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Vianden

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Michel's Church, then look for gifts at Shopping Center la Belle Etoile, and then admire the masterpieces at Villa Vauban - Musee d'Art de la Ville de Luxembourg.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City day trip app .

Traveling by car from Vianden to Luxembourg City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shopping Center la Belle Etoile
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Swiss Museum of Transport will appeal to museum buffs. Aare Gorge and Jesuitenkirche will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Lac de Claus (in Sedrun) and Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, take some stellar pictures from The Nine Towers, and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Luxembourg City to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Meiringen, Lac de Claus, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, get interesting insight from Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then cool off at Flussbad Schwabis Thun, then identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, and finally ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Flussbad Schwabis Thun
Highlights from your plan
Flussbad Schwabis Thun ©
Flussbad Schwabis Thun
Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get some historical perspective at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and Schloss Hellbrunn. For shopping fun, head to Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke or Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and shop like a local with Getreidegasse.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg day trip tool .

You can drive from Bern to Salzburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. November in Salzburg sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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