60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Dunedin, New Zealand
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  33 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
12
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
14
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  34 h
End: Dunedin, New Zealand

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Lisbon is an approximately 33- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -12 hour difference. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, visit Las Ramblas, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online travel planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step out of London to go to Moreton-in-Marsh and see Cotswold Archery, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London route planner.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cotswold Archery
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown) and Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & Go With The Flow - River Adventures). There's much more to do: walk around Phoenix Park, wander the streets of Temple Bar, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Dublin are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online journey planner.

Fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
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, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
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, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, have fun and explore at Junibacken, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip planning app.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Stockholm when traveling from Copenhagen in October, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Soll (Ahornsee & Hexenwasser). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg online travel route builder.

Getting from Stockholm to Salzburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in October, expect nights in Salzburg to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Soll
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Prater, and see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna online trip maker.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, Venice is somewhat warmer than Vienna - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip builder.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, squeeze the most out of the city with CityCab, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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