59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Oslo, Norway
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Barcelona on the 30th (Tue).
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc Guell and Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amalfi road trip website.

Fly from Barcelona to Amalfi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Barcelona in June, with lows around 26°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Via Condotti and Trevimagefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Safari d'Arte. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, stop by Trastevere, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in June since evenings lows in Rome dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at M.G. Design and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Galleria Gagliardi (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice holiday tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 15th (Thu), stroll through Castel Plage and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. On the next day, wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and then see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in June, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Chatenay-Malabry to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Paris dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oslo holiday builder.

Getting from Paris to Oslo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll set off for Gothenburg on the 21st (Wed).
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 30 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Haga and Universeum. Relax by the water at Steningekusten and Nasetbadet. Venture out of the city with trips to Varberg (Beach Promenade, Getteron Nature Reserve, &more), Kungsklyftan (in Fjallbacka) and Akulla Bokskogar (in Rolfstorp). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Gustafsbergs naturreservat. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Molarp, take in the awesome beauty at Ramberget och Keillers Park, explore the striking landscape at Borras Skara, and slough off your stress at Hamam Goteborg.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gothenburg trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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