60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Husavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h
3
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  12​h 45​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h 45​min
6
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Settlement Center and National Museum of Iceland. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, wander the streets of Laugavegur, and take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect nights in Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Kerið
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar

3
nights
Husavik, Iceland

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Get outdoors at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dettifoss. Explore hidden gems such as The Húsavík Whale Museum and Mývatn Nature Baths. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Husavik online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Husavik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Husavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

2
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, make a trip to Dyrholaey, and then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Husavik to Vik in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Husavik in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to In Flanders Fields Museum and Beguinage (Begijnhof). Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Saint Bavo's Cathedral, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges route planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Vik to Bruges in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vik to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vik in September: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ghent, In Flanders Fields Museum
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Grand Place. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and René Magritte Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural Sciences, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels holiday maker tool .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815

5
nights
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald Area: Titlis (in Engelberg), The Matterhorn (in Zermatt) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and stroll through The Eiger Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald Area trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Brussels to Grindelwald Area in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt, Interlaken, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
You'll explore and learn at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Creux du Van and Chaplin's World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Cathedrale de St-Pierre (in Geneva), Gruyeres (Castle of Gruyeres & HR Giger Museum) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne attractions website .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald Area to Lausanne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Cathedrale de St-Pierre, Creux du Van, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

6
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Wicklow Mountains National Park and Bru na Boinne. Appreciate the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Dublin Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning website .

You can fly from Lausanne to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Hill of Tara (Temair), Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

5
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Michael Davitt Museum. Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Deserted Village will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Monk's Fishing House (in Cong), Admiral Brown Centre (in Foxford) and Sky Rd (in Clifden). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Westport travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Westport sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Foxford, Sky Rd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Deserted Village, Monk's Fishing House
Highlights from your plan
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Clonmacnoise and King John's Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Salthill Promenade and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Oranmore Castle, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway online holiday planner .

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Galway, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

5
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Blasket Island and Gallarus Oratory. You'll explore and learn at The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Skellig Michael, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dingle route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Charles Fort for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Muckross Abbey and Cork City Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Kenmare (Templenoe Burial, St. Patrick's Church, & more) and St. Anne's Church (in Cork). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, make a trip to Ladies' View, and brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Killarney road trip site .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Cork, Kinsale, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

5
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hore Abbey and Hook Lighthouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jerpoint Abbey and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum & King of the Vikings VR), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Enniscorthy, Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

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