60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Waterford
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Waterford, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Nice, France — 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at La Salle des Mariages and Musee National Fernand-Leger. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quai des Etats Unis and Walking tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Vieux Port (in Cannes), Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at Azur Wine Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Les Ponchettes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, and admire the sheer force of Cascade de Gairaut.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nice is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 58°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 8 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.
Head to Boulevard St. Germain and Cite du Champagnefor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee des Arts Forains and Grande Galerie de l'Evolution. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers (in Hautvillers), Reims (La Maison Mumm, Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, &more) and Champagne Albert Levasseur (in Cuchery). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, get to know the fascinating history of Briare aqueduct Pont-canal de Briare, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, and steep yourself in history at Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 47°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Regent Street and Primrose Hill. Head to Petworth House and Park and Mayfairfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Oare Marshes Nature Reserve (in Oare), Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (in Goudhurst) and Alfriston Clergy House (in Alfriston). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Somerset House, examine the collection at Museum of London Docklands, deepen your understanding at Royal Academy of Arts, and brush up on your military savvy at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London tour planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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. In December in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Victoria Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Holburne Museum and HMS Alliance Submarine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury), The Close (in Salisbury) and Lacock Abbey (in Lacock). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, stroll around Alexandra Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bath online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Do your shopping at Ludlow Market and The Brewery Quarter. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cotswold Cricket Museum and Holst Victorian House. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to Little Oak Vineyard (in Chipping Campden), High Street Broadway (in Broadway) and Church Street (in Ledbury). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Falconry Centre, don't miss a visit to Neptune Fountain, walk around Montpellier Gardens, and browse the different shops at Regent Arcade Shopping Centre.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham holiday maker app.

Getting from Bath to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 5 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Do your shopping at Mercer Gallery and Rafi's Spicebox Ltd. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Victorian Science and River Nidd Waterside Walk. Explore York's surroundings by going to Holly Hagg Community Farm (in Sheffield), Pleasley Colliery (in Mansfield) and Lumsdale Valley (in Matlock). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cliffe Castle Museum & Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haworth Parish Church, explore the ancient world of Byland Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Pendle Hill.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read York trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cheltenham to York by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. January in York sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 9 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Edinburgh and Museum on the Mound. Step off the beaten path and head to Paxton House and National War Museum of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Gullane Beach (in Gullane), Stobo Castle Health Spa (in Stobo) and Embleton Bay (in Embleton). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Mining Museum Scotland, sample the fine beverages at Holyrood Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Scottish Football Museum, and stroll through Portobello Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Waterford.
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Waterford, Ireland — 5 nights

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bishop's Palace and Mayfield Birds of Prey. Let the collections at King of the Vikings and Rothe House and Garden capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross), Morgan's Garden Centre (in Carlow) and Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, Inspirational Gardens & Rachel's Café (in Leighlinbridge). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Thomond Park Stadium, get engrossed in the history at Irish Museum Of Time, kick back and relax at Tramore Beach, and explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Waterford trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Waterford in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 8 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.
Appreciate the collections at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park and National Library of Ireland. Head to Kildare Farm Foods Open Farm & Shop and Henry Streetfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Mellifont Abbey (in Drogheda), Farnham Estate Health Spa (in Cavan) and St Mel's Cathedral (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, sample the fine beverages at Roe & Co Distillery, walk around Lough Boora Discovery Park, and admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

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Traveling by car from Waterford to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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