60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Corralejo, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
11
Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
12
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

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 Food Tours and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and don't miss a visit to Laugavegur.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Reykjavik. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Thingvellir National Park
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Food Tours
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Dublin in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dublin, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Step off the beaten path and head to City Hall and Dunluce Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Distillery). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bushmills, Dunluce Castle
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Snow Factor and Princes Street Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel) and The Alnwick Garden (in Alnwick). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Holyrood Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Belfast in April, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glasgow, National Wallace Monument, Snow Factor, Falkirk Wheel, Bamburgh Castle
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens
Snow Factor ©
Snow Factor

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Step off the beaten path and head to Liverpool Cathedral and Beamish Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Royal Albert Dock Liverpool (in Liverpool) and Peasholm Park (in Scarborough). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Whitby Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, and explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey.

To find reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the York tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln, Liverpool, Whitby, Peasholm Park, Durham Cathedral
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York Minster ©
York Minster
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum

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nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bournemouth Beach and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Weymouth (Weymouth Harbour & Weymouth Beach), Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre (in Swanage) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bath driving holiday planner .

Drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cardiff, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Bristol, Bournemouth Beach
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Clifton Suspension Bridge ©
Clifton Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puente Nuevo and Puerto de Málaga. Venture out of the city with trips to Marbella Old Town (in Marbella), Parque De La Paloma (in Benalmadena) and Granada (Mirador de San Nicolas & Generalife). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga visit site .

Fly from Bath to Malaga in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Malaga are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Playa Blanca.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Granada, Cordoba, Puente Nuevo, Parque De La Paloma, Marbella Old Town
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

2
nights
Playa Blanca, Spain

Playa Blanca ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Marina Rubicon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timanfaya Nationalpark, and then explore the activities along El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Arco, then Head underground at Los Hervideros, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Blanca online route builder .

You can fly from Malaga to Playa Blanca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Malaga to Playa Blanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Playa Blanca are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Corralejo.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Mirador del Arco, El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos
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Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros

3
nights
Corralejo, Spain

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Natural de Corralejo and Betancuria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corralejo: La Lajita (Jardin Botanico & Oasis Park Fuerteventura) and Betancuria (Finca Pepe & Morro Velosa Statues). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Parque Natural de Corralejo and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Corralejo online travel planner .

You can drive from Playa Blanca to Corralejo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Betancuria, La Lajita, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Oasis Park Fuerteventura ©
Oasis Park Fuerteventura

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach. When in Maspalomas, make a side trip to see Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, approximately Las Palmas de Gran Canaria away. There's still lots to do: categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Palmitos Park, kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and stroll through Playa de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In May in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Palmitos Park ©
Palmitos Park

3
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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza dei Miracoli and Centro Storico. Get out of town with these interesting Pisa side-trips: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Florence (Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Duomo, &more) and Terrazza Mascagni (in Livorno). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, and admire the striking features of Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Pisa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pisa when traveling from Maspalomas in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Le mura di Lucca, Terrazza Mascagni
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Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

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nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Torre del Mangia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's more to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Siena day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and St. Peter's Square. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, St. Peter's Square
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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square

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