60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kilkenny Castle and Malahide Castle. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Jerpoint Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Vagabond Tours (in Greystones), Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown) and Black Abbey (in Kilkenny). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin driving holiday planning site.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then contemplate the long history of Franziskanerkirche, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Salzburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Salzburg, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Schonbrunner Gardens and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Belvedere Palace and Albertina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Hofburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), and admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace.

Planning Vienna trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Hephaestus and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation in Nafplio--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in May; daily highs in Athens reach 77°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rome.
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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 Palatine Hill and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Visit Colosseum and Roman Forum for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

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

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in May, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Siena and Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campo and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Museo della Porziuncola (in Santa Maria degli Angeli), Fattoria Il Piano (in San Gimignano) and Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri & Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Rome to Siena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza del Duomo and Le mura di Lucca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza della Signoria and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get some historical perspective at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Piazza della Frutta). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Barcelona Cathedral and Palau Guell. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Parc de Montjuic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral Primada and Las Murallas de Avila. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcazar of Segovia and Templo de Debod. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 87°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Explore hidden gems such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stroll through Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Belfry of Bruges in Bruges, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Atomium, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Grote Markt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Old Church (in Delft) and Stadhuis Haarlem (in Haarlem). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Old Town and Stirling Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), John Muir Alpacas (in Dunbar) and Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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