61 days in Western Europe Itinerary

61 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh is minus 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the London online holiday maker.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planning tool.

Take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bruges tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Village de Mougins (in Mougins). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train 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.
Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta), Food Tours (in Sorrento) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more). There's still lots to do: cool off at Fornillo, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Stella Moda S.n.c..

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the striking features of Asamkirche, make a trip to Marienplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get a bit cooler in Munich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder tool.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 6 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.
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Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:

Stockholm, Sweden — 6 nights

Beauty by the Water

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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and examine the collection at Skansen.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Stockholm sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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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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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Denmark travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
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Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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