60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Marseille
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Marseille, France
— 6 nights
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Piana, France
— 1 night
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Drive to Ajaccio-Napoléon Bonaparte Airport, Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Vatican City
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Vatican City, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Versailles, France
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 1 night
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
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Marseille, France

— 6 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more), Trolib (in Cassis) and Decouverte du Vivant (in Sanary-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take a stroll through La Croisette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille online trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Marseille is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Marseille. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in June: highs in Marseille hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Piana.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Piana, France

— 1 night
On the 11th (Sat), take a memorable drive along D81, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques de Piana.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Piana online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Piana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Piana can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Piana

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Explore Vatican City's surroundings by going to Fattoria Cupidi (in Gallese), Riserva Naturale Regionale Macchiatonda (in Santa Marinella) and Riserva Naturale Regionale Monterano - Canale Monterano (RM) (in Bracciano). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Redemptoris Mater, head outdoors with Sabbianera Super Beach, and make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Vatican City online holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Piana to Vatican City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome travel planner.

Rome is just a short distance from Vatican City. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo), Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more) and Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Chamonix is known for nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, examine the collection at Crystal Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Grotte de Glace.

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You can drive from Florence to Chamonix in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 3rd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tata Senegalais, then don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon day trip tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Versailles, France

— 5 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Versailles: Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon), Domaine of Villarceaux (in Chaussy) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Versailles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Versailles is slightly colder than Lyon - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 7 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more) and Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and examine the collection at Atomium.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Versailles in July, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more), Old Church (in Delft) and Haarlem (Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, Teylers Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and admire all the interesting features of Ring Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Reykjavik by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Akureyri, Iceland

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature · Parks

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd tour site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Blaskogabyggd. August in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Corsica travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Historic Sites
The island paradise of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is a mosaic of diverse landscapes from comfortable sandy beaches and steep, narrow paved streets to inhospitable mountains rising up from the pasture. Ideal for a beach vacation, Corsica offers adventures on and off the sand, including scuba diving, sailing, and hiking. Enjoy a rugged mountain adventure by sightseeing along the famous Grande Randonnée (GR) 20 path. For an intense view of the island and the jagged coastline from the water, rent a boat to travel around the island or charter a cruise.

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.