60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe journey planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Annecy, France
— 4 nights
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Varenna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

Start your trip to London by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to London. Traveling from San Diego in March, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 50°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Markt (in Delft). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, visit The Jordaan, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)), Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel (in Kortrijk) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and make a trip to The Markt.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and explore the galleries of Atomium.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:

Annecy, France

— 4 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Annecy side-trips: Nguyen Parachutisme (in Gresy-sur-Aix) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at L'Atelier des Enigmes - Escape Game Annecy, make a trip to Claude Louis Berthollet, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Annecy in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Varenna, Italy

— 5 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno (in Bellano), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta, Villa del Balbianello, &more) and The Anglican Church of the Ascension (in Cadenabbia di Griante). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, explore the activities along Lago di Como, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Varenna day trip app.

Getting from Annecy to Varenna by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Liston, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice online vacation planner.

You can fly from Varenna to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To plan Florence vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in April, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 7: