60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  15​h
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  8​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Ottawa, Canada

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort George and Urquhart Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Rosemarkie Beach and Loch Morlich. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's lots more to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Inverness. Traveling from Ottawa in July, things will get slightly colder in Inverness: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Palace and Fotografiska Stockholm. Step out of the city life by going to Stockholm Old Town and Sandhamn. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, get engrossed in the history at Nordiska museet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), and learn about all things military at Army Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip itinerary app .

Fly from Inverness to Stockholm in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Inverness to Stockholm is 1 hour. Traveling from Inverness in July, you will find days in Stockholm are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salzburger Altstadt and Red Bull Hangar-7. Visit Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburg Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg route planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Salzburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melk Abbey and Leopold Museum. Visit Schonbrunner Gardens and Karlskirche for their historical value. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Vienna, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation builder .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visiting Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Kayaking & Canoeing & Bagni d'Arienzo) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Vienna to Ravello in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Le Vigne di Raito, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

6
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 Duomo di Orvieto and Palatine Hill. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning tool .

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica di Santa Croce. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Siena (Siena Cathedral & Piazza del Campo) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, explore the galleries of Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planning app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Get in touch with nature at Plage de Gigaro and La plage. Venture out of the city with trips to La Ponche Beach (in Saint-Tropez), Chartreuse de la Verne (in Collobrieres) and Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grimaud, steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice online route planner .

You can drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Vence, La plage, Chateau de Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sainte-Chapelle and Musee Rodin. Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower are in your itinerary. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see The Trianons & The Hamlet, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paris, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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 Dover Castle and Churchill War Rooms. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Popular historic sites such as Capela dos Ossos and Quinta da Regaleira are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

Before you visit Lisbon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from London to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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