60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Oslo, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Make the 8th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery 101.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik holiday planning site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Reykjavik is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Reykjavik is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in April, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Old Town and National Museum of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosslyn Chapel and Buchanan Street. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, &more), Holy Island (Lindisfarne Castle & Lindisfarne Priory) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Seahouses). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and shop like a local with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip website.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in April: highs in Edinburgh hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Irish Whiskey Museum and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see The Kilkenny Art Gallery in Kilkenny, approximately Kilkenny away. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of Dublinia.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Passeig de Gracia or La Boqueria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres) and Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, walk around Parc de Montjuic, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning website.

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 25th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, then learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples trip maker website.

Getting from Barcelona to Naples by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Square. Explore hidden gems such as Roman Forum and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Pozzo di San Patrizio) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and make a trip to Piazza Venezia.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Le mura di Lucca and Baptistery of St. John. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Siena (Torre del Mangia, Duomo di Siena, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 6 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.
Visit Piazza Maggiore and Palazzo Te for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Piazza delle Erbe and Galleria D'arte Mario Di Iorio. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza Bra), Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Bologna (Fontana del Nettuno, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, steep yourself in history at Castello Estense, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Albertina, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peterskirche, and finally take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna. On the next day, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunner Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip tool.

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in May, things will get a bit cooler in Vienna: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Our Saviour's Church and Borre Kirke are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and Stege Kirke. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Hvedemagasinet (in Bandholm), Borre (Magleby Kirke, Birthe Jarlbaek, &more) and Hunseby Kirke (in Maribo). Next up on the itinerary: see Bar & Club Tours, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and look for gifts at Noorbohandel.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in May, things will get little chillier in Copenhagen: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 4 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Fram Museum and Oslo Fashion Outlet. Head to Sti For Øye and Gjovik Glassverkfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Oslo to go to Kapp and see Peder Balke-senteret, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oslo when traveling from Copenhagen in May, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bergen, Norway

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the waterfront at Bryggen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Bergen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Trondheim, Norway

— 3 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
For shopping fun, head to Sirkus Shopping or Trondheim Torg. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nidaros Cathedral and Galleri Carrie.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Trondheim day trip website.

Getting from Bergen to Trondheim by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tromso, Norway

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Polar Museum and Tromso Center for Contemporary Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Krane Art Gallery and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, shop like a local with Art Ika, and view the masterpieces at Blast.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tromso trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Tromso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Trondheim in May: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums