60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Quinta da Regaleira. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Lisbon is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 64°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Alfama ©
Neighborhood
Alfama
4.6

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Acueduct of Segovia and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and walk around Casa de Campo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid travel planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In March, Madrid is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5
Acueduct of Segovia ©
World heritage site
Acueduct of Segovia
4.9

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Magic Fountain and Enigmik Escape Room. There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in March, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
World heritage site
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
4.4

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palatine Hill and Church of St. Louis of the French. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Palatine Hill ©
Must see
Palatine Hill
4.6
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Roman Forum ©
Historic Site
Roman Forum
4.7

5
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo) and Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Make your Florence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Piazza del Duomo ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.8
Piazza Maggiore ©
Historic Site
Piazza Maggiore
4.7
Piazza del Campo ©
World heritage site
Piazza del Campo
4.8

4
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Venice, Italy

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 hidden gems such as Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia and Ponte di Rialto. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8

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Vienna, Austria

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Center of Vienna and The Hofburg. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and explore the galleries of Haus der Musik Wien.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip planning website.

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 51°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 4:
Highlights from your trip
Belvedere Palace ©
Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6
Historic Center of Vienna
World heritage site
Historic Center of Vienna
4.8

5
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keukenhof and The Jordaan. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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

You can fly from Vienna to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vienna in April: highs in Amsterdam hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Van Gogh Museum ©
Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Keukenhof ©
Garden
Keukenhof
4.6
Rijksmuseum ©
Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). When in Brussels, make a side trip to see The Markt in Bruges, approximately Bruges away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
The Markt ©
Landmark
The Markt
4.4

6
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Paris, France

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 hidden gems such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
Musee d'Orsay ©
Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay
4.7

4
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Victoria and Albert Museum and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at Tate Modern.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
National Gallery ©
Art Museum
National Gallery
4.7
Tower Bridge ©
Observation Deck
Tower Bridge
4.7

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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. Change things up with a short trip to Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Little Museum of Dublin, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Guinness Storehouse ©
Specialty Museum
Guinness Storehouse
4.1
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
History Museum
The Little Museum of Dublin
4.6

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