59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Bus to Inverness, Fly to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 9 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 5 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.
Visiting Wachau Valley and Vienna Woods will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Melk Abbey and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Strombad Kritzendorf (in Klosterneuburg), Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein) and Pfarre Krems St. Veit (in Krems an der Donau). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, stroll through Volksgarten, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take some stellar pictures from Kahlenberg.

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Melbourne, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Vienna reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to Berlin Central Station and Gendarmenmarkt. Step out of the city life by going to Strandbar Mitte and Buergerpark Pankow. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Wannsee, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and Loch Coruisk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Talisker Beach and Camusdarach Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Isle of Skye: Plockton (Plockton Harbour & Calum's Seal Trips), Maelrubha's Chapel (in Arisaig) and Morar Beach (in Morar). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sound of Sleat Beach, snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, and relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye route builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Berlin to Isle of Skye in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Isle of Skye. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 9 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The White Cliffs of Dover and Regent's Park. Get outdoors at Beachy Head and Devil's Dyke National Trust. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: West Wittering Beach (in West Wittering), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Southampton) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Up at The O2, make a trip to Trafalgar Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to London in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Isle of Skye in June: highs in London hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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 hidden gems such as Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Visiting Ile Saint-Louis and Paris Plage will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 9 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fenals Beach and El Born. Get in touch with nature at Lloret Beach and Capellans Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: S'Agaro (Camino de Ronda & San Pol Beach), Playa de la Pineda (in La Pineda) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa de Sitges, ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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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 La spiaggia di Pluto and Bibione Spiaggia for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Lido. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia) and Bibione Lighthouse (in Bibione). The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice journey builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moai Beach and Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. Get in touch with nature at Bau Beach and Nuova Pineta Pinetina. Step out of Rome to go to Lido di Ostia and see le Palme, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kursaal Village, admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 9 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get in touch with nature at Chiliadou Beach and Asteras Glyfada Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Isthmia (Corinth Canal & Submersible Bridges), Lake Vouliagmeni (in Vouliagmeni) and Akrokorinthos (in Corinth). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Kitepark, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Kyriaki Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens route builder app.

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
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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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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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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