60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Etretat, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Bloemenmarkt. Visiting Wato Events and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (Saturday Flea Market & Old Church) and Lisse (Keukenhof & The Flower Bulb Region). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and walk around Vondelpark.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary maker tool.

Billum, Denmark to Amsterdam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' and Sonian Forest. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Marche Aux Puces de Bruxelles. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, examine the collection at Atomium, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder site.

Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnewater Lake and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Vagevuurbos (in Beernem) and Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges road trip planning site.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Etretat, France

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Du Tilleul, then don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, then explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, and finally explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bruges to Etretat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Etretat, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Evasion Canine and L'Orangerie. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Les Sables du Cul du Chien (in Noisy-sur-Ecole), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planner.

Getting from Etretat to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyeres, France

— 6 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get in touch with nature at Dune La Londe and Montagne Sainte Victoire. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Cap Taillat (in Ramatuelle), Sentier du Littoral (in Saint-Tropez) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). There's much more to do: trek along Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, take in the awesome beauty at La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron, and admire all the interesting features of Route des Cretes.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hyeres tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Hyeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hyeres, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lérins Islands and Parc du Mont Boron. For shopping fun, head to Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya or Avenue Jean Medecin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Marche Forville & La Croisette) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's much more to do: stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, get outside with Aquabike by Fl'eau, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice holiday builder website.

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 7th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Domaine des Planards, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille des Grands Montets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chamonix trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Chamonix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visiting The Matterhorn and Clay Shoot Zermatt will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Escape the urban bustle at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lauterbrunnen Village. Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Aare Gorge in Meiringen, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzernfor some retail therapy. Visiting Lake Zurich and Mt Pilatus will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Lucerne to Engelberg to see Titlis about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, get outside with Sonnenberg, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Obertauern Ski Resort and Hallstatter See. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salzburg: Gollinger Wasserfall (in Golling an der Salzach), Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape (in Obertraun) and Hallstatt (Waldbachstrub Waterfall & Badestrand Hallstatt). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Salzburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 6 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.
For shopping fun, head to Vienna Naschmarkt or Graben and Kohlmarkt. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vienna day trip site.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.