60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Dunedin, New Zealand
Fly:  33​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Dunedin, New Zealand

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

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

Dunedin, New Zealand to Lisbon is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Dunedin to Lisbon, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona tour app .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Step out of London with an excursion to Cotswold Archery in Moreton-in-Marsh--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our London road trip planning site .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cotswold Archery
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown) and Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Go With The Flow - River Adventures). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, walk around St Stephens Green, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days in Dublin, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Stroeget, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm sightseeing planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stockholm when traveling from Copenhagen in October, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Soll (Ahornsee & Hexenwasser). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary app .

Fly from Stockholm to Salzburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Stockholm in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Salzburg, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Soll
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, find something for the whole family at Prater, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, Venice is somewhat warmer than Vienna - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route maker tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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