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: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
8
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
11
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
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.
Vasa Museum and Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Langholmen and Sandhamn. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, and head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stockholm attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Stockholm is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Stockholm. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Stockholm: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Anne Frank House and Frans Hals Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Leidseplein, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum, and contemplate the long history of Rembrandt House Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip builder .

Getting from Stockholm to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeninge Museum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Do some cultural sightseeing at Musical Instruments Museum and Historic Centre of Brugge. Step out of Brussels to go to Bruges and see Belfry of Bruges, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

5
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 get to explore Musée d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacre Coeur Cathedral, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Marché Forville. Rue d'Antibes and Avenue Jean Medecin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Nice to go to Cannes and see Lérins Islands, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, look for gifts at Lacroix Paul, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nice journey planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Nice dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, VinAzur - Vins de provence
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

5
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Gigaro. Visiting La Calanque de Figuerolles and Le Cap Lardier will get you outdoors. Take a break from Saint-Tropez with a short trip to Plage de Cavaliere in Le Lavandou, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers, get a new perspective on things with HPCO - Location Barques Electriques, stroll through Big Pine Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Tropez day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Plage des Marines, Plage de Cavaliere, La Calanque de Figuerolles
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Park Güell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of El Cafè de la Pedrera, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Barcelona holiday app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

5
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Do your shopping at Rallo Antonio and Piccadilly. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, La Bottega delle Arti, & more), Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi) and Lizart Ceramiche (in Praiano). Spend a day of island exploring on the 5th (Fri) at Exclusive Cruises - Tours. There's more to do: look for gifts at Ceramica Assunta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip builder website .

Getting from Barcelona to Positano by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Piccadilly, Lizart Ceramiche
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, admire the masterpieces at Capitoline Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sistine Chapel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uffizi Gallery and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Sovestro in Poggio vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana & Siena Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Porta della Carta and Ca' Rezzonico. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and get advice or help at Museo Correr.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice attractions planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Belvedere Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schönbrunn Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), see the interesting displays at The Third Man Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Vienna reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at House of Terror and Dohány Street Synagogue. Do your shopping at Andrassy Avenue and Vaci Street. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, look for gifts at Herend Shop, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ecseri Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Budapest vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

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