60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Cannes, France
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Zurich holiday maker.

Lucknow, India to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Lucknow to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lucknow in December, plan for much colder days in Zurich, with highs around 5°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In December, Paris is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, &more) and Vila Natal (in Obidos). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Seville, Spain

— 3 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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Ronda, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: Iberfauna (in Zuheros) and Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, and make a trip to Ronda.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid road trip app.

You can take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ronda in January, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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, walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

Cannes, France

— 5 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Spas, Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), wander the streets of La Croisette, and get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cannes road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Cannes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Cannes, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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

Traveling by car from Cannes to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cannes in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

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.
Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Florence reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Salerno.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Salerno, Italy

— 5 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Museo della Carta, &more), Villa di Poppea (in Torre Annunziata) and Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello). The adventure continues: walk around Villa Comunale, make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salerno trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Salerno: highs are around 15°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in February, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:

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.

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.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

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.

Italy travel guide

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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.