60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe vacation planner

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Puerto Del Carmen
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 5 nights
Taxi to Playa Blanca, Ferry to Corralejo
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Corralejo, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly
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Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy

— 4 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Torre del Mangia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more), Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, make a trip to Mercato Centrale, and admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Florence is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Auckland to Florence, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, you will find days in Florence are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza del Popolo, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Turin.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza Castello and Basilica of Superga. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Milan (Il Cenacolo, Piazza del Duomo, &more) and Spianata Castelletto (in Genoa). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, walk around Parco del Valentino, and make a trip to Piazza San Carlo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turin online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rome to Turin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Turin are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Valencia.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat) and Plaza de la Virgen. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Benidorm (El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm & Playa de Levante). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanografic Valencia.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Valencia trip planner.

You can fly from Turin to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in December, you will find days in Valencia are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Malaga, Spain

— 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo Del Turron y Frabrica de Dulces y Mantecados Garrido. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque De La Paloma (in Benalmadena), Cordoba (Jewish Quarter (Juderia) & Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcony of Europe). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and browse the exhibits of Alcazaba.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Malaga day trip planning site.

Fly from Valencia to Malaga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in sumptuous surroundings at Hammam Al Andalus Granada, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada holiday planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in December, things will get slightly colder in Granada: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas

Maspalomas, Spain

— 2 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Vegueta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, and then stroll through Playa de Mogan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in December: highs in Maspalomas hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

— 5 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and El Golfo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Del Carmen: Haria (Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique & Museo de Arte Sacro) and Marina Rubicon (in Playa Blanca). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, look for gifts at ESENNIA, contemplate the waterfront views at El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos, and Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Del Carmen journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Del Carmen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corralejo, Spain

— 6 nights
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Popcorn Playa. Change things up with these side-trips from Corralejo: Betancuria (Mirador Guise y Ayose, Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria, &more), Los Molinos (in Tiscamanita) and Oasis Park Fuerteventura (in La Lajita). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa de Cofete, play a few rounds at Fuerteventura Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Pesca Tradicional, and don't miss a visit to Castillo de El Toston.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corralejo day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Corralejo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Funchal.

Things to do in Corralejo

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Funchal, Portugal

— 3 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Venture out of the city with trips to Capela Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte - Capela do Cabo (in Ponta do Pargo), Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela (in Ribeira da Janela) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge, admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Funchal trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Funchal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Funchal sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to York.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Quayside and Scarborough Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitby (Whitby Harbour & Whitby Abbey), Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, explore the activities along Peasholm Park, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the York day trip site.

Fly from Funchal to York in 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Funchal in January; daily highs in York reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Buchanan Street. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Seahouses) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to National Wallace Monument, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip site.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Off-Road Tours. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Litla Lopasjoppan, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Reykjavik takes 5.5 hours. In January, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Edinburgh - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips