60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Boise, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Boise to Paris, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 7 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls & Lauterbrunnen Village), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Zurich (Landesmuseum, Lindenhofplatz, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Museggmauer.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 14:

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and stroll around Prater.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip app.

You can fly from Lucerne to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salzburg: Hallstatt (Hallstatter See & Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Untersberg, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Arena di Verona, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

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 find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 10:

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 Nice with a short trip to Musee Picasso in Antibes, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 16:

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

Seville, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda & Paddock Paradise Ronda). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seville driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, Museo del Greco, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seville in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 52°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.