60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe planner

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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Irish Whiskey Museum and Trinity College Dublin. Get a sense of the local culture at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Guinness Storehouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip planning site.

Kelowna, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tulleys Farm and Waddesdon Manor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster and National Gallery. Explore London's surroundings by going to Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever), Polesden Lacey (in Great Bookham) and Christ Church Cathedral (in Oxford). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London tour planning site.

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and MOOF Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bastogne (Bastogne Barracks, Bastogne War Museum, &more) and Antwerp (GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, Cogels Osylei, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip website.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brussels is 1 hour. When traveling from London in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ghent City Center and Historic Centre of Brugge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen & St. Nicholas' Cathedral). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bruges road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and The Army Museum. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Musee de la Grande Guerre in Meaux--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Place des Vosges, explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker site.

Take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Convento de Cristo and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Batalha Monastery and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima in Fatima--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcazar of Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de Segovia and Royal Palace of Madrid. Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and finally visit Ciutat Vella. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Barri de Gracia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Campo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Torre del Mangia, &more) and San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Stibbert Museum, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Center of Vienna and St. Stephen's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Belvedere Palace and Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), get engrossed in the history at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian). On the next day, fly down the slopes at Filzmoos, fly down the slopes at Snow Space Salzburg - St. Johann, and then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gendarmenmarkt and Pergamonmuseum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Topography of Terror. There's much more to do: make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Berlin online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Body Worlds and Zaanse Schans. Get some cultural insight at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Utrecht (Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), Dom Tower, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Micropia, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips