60 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Athens, Greece
— 12 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand


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4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and Begijnhof. Change things up with a short trip to World Heritage Kinderdijk in Kinderdijk (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Amsterdam is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Amsterdam is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torture Museum Oude Steen and MOOF Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Basilica of the Holy Blood, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat).

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris vacation maker site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Batalha Monastery. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will appeal to museum buffs. Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar de Segovia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through La Latina, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid travel app .

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Alcazar of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Girona to see Girona Cathedral (Catedral) about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Born, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona visit planning app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palatine Hill and Duomo di Orvieto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Orvieto (Sant'Andrea, Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica di Santa Croce. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sedlec Ossuary and Kostel sv. Mikuláše. Lobkowicz Palace and Czech Repubrick will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Kutna Hora (Corpus Christi Chapel & St Barbara's Church). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Prague trip simple and quick.

Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Prague is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kutna Hora
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna online trip builder .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Fenyes Education Trail of Tata and Margaret Island. Step out of Budapest with an excursion to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral in Esztergom--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harmashatarhegy, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planning app .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fenyes Education Trail of Tata, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

12
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortress Palamidi and Chiliadou Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Venture out of the city with trips to Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus & Lion Gate), Alykes Beach (in Drosia) and St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, get interesting insight from Tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nafplio, Mycenae, Temple of Poseidon, Corinth Canal, Alykes Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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