60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Penrith, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Graslei and Korenlei will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bruges with an excursion to Ghent City Center in Ghent--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planner.

Antwerp to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Antwerp in June: highs in Bruges hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get some cultural insight at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Atomium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels itinerary maker 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 June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Coda Falconry (in Hounslow), The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, stroll around Hyde Park, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 5 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at Stonehenge and The Tank Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Salisbury (The Salisbury Museum & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta), Wilton House (in Wilton) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath tour builder site.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tewkesbury.
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey, witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield, and then head outdoors with Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Old Baptist Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor, and then take in the exciting artwork at Showborough House Sculpture Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tewkesbury itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bath to Tewkesbury in 1.5 hours. July in Tewkesbury sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bakewell.
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Bakewell, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Appreciate the collections at Chatsworth House and White Peakhouse Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk and All Saints Church. Get out of town with these interesting Bakewell side-trips: Trentham Monkey Forest (in Stoke-on-Trent) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). There's much more to do: do sightseeing your way with Sally Mosley Guided Walks, steep yourself in history at Magpie Mines, take in nature's colorful creations at Bath Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Bakewell Old House Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bakewell online holiday planner.

Drive from Tewkesbury to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tewkesbury in July since evenings lows in Bakewell dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Penrith.
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Penrith, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre and then explore the historical opulence of Lowther Castle and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Penrith Castle, identify plant and animal life at Aira Force Waterfall, and then admire the natural beauty at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Penrith trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Penrith takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Penrith, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.
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Glencoe, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Get some historical perspective at Inveraray Castle and Auchindrain Township. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, trek along Glencoe Lochan, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glencoe trip tool.

You can drive from Penrith to Glencoe in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus. Traveling from Penrith in July, Glencoe is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.
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Aviemore, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Highland Folk Museum and Blair Castle & Gardens. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, get a dose of the wild on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore journey builder.

You can drive from Glencoe to Aviemore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Aviemore are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

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You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 7 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vigeland Museum and The Ibsen Museum. Visit Oslomarka and Norsk Folkemuseum for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), cast your line with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, examine the collection at Munch, and walk around Frogner Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Oslo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Oslo. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at The Dresden Zwinger and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse in Dresden (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at DDR Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip app.

You can fly from Oslo to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

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.
Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Alte Pinakothek and BMW Welt. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Nuremberg (Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, Kaiserburg Nurnberg, &more) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Hofgarten, explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, and examine the collection at BMW Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and NEMO Science Museum. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden in Sint Jansklooster, approximately Sint Jansklooster away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam journey site.

Fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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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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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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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Norway travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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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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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.
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