60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Bourges, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 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 parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, admire the local landmark of Gefionspringvandet, and step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen sightseeing planning website.

Charleston, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charleston to Copenhagen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Copenhagen is slightly colder than Charleston - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Hamburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Bremen (Bremer Rathaus & Rhododendronpark Bremen). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, don't miss a visit to Townhall, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, and admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary app.

Getting from Copenhagen to Hamburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Hamburg sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)), The Hague (Japanese Garden, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, and stroll around Vondelpark.

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

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 29:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Borgo di Bibola (in Aulla) and Genoa (Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Aquarium of Genoa, &more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cinque Terre, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Cinque Terre takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cinque Terre, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Lucca, Italy

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucca: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano), Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark (in San Romano in Garfagnana) and Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, examine the collection at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lucca attractions planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Lucca are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Scuola di Cucina di Lella, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more) and San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Fattoria Il Piano). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucca to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

Bologna, Italy

— 5 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Venice (Cannaregio, Ponte di Rialto, &more), Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe) and Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, &more). There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Basilica di San Fedele (in Como). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Turin, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba) and Travel Langhe Wine Tours (in Neive). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, contemplate the long history of Piazza Carignano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turin journey planning website.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Turin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon and then walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turin to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bourges.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Bourges, France

— 2 nights

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do a tasting at Domaine Georges Millerioux et Fils, then do a tasting at Vinitour Centre-Loire, and then learn about winemaking at Henri Bourgeois. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale De Bourges, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Photographie, and then examine the collection at Espace Memoire du Patrimoine de l'Equipement et des Ponts et Chaussees.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourges road trip website.

Getting from Lyon to Bourges by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lyon in June since evenings lows in Bourges dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bourges

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bourges to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 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.
Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.