15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, make a trip to Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, make a trip to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Louvre Museum, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally stop by Montmartre.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ronda.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Ronda, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, then ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ronda journey planning app.

Getting from Paris to Ronda by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Ronda is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Las Canteras Beach and Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Mogan and Area Recreativa de La Laguna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Pico de Galdar (in Galdar), Los Tilos de Moya (in Moya) and Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas, relax and rejuvenate at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, take a tour by water with Buceo Norte, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ronda to Maspalomas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ronda to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ronda in December, things will get a bit warmer in Maspalomas: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
On the 12th (Sat), stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip planner.

Fly from Maspalomas to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online day trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Stephansplatz, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna tour builder.

You can fly from Rome to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Mirabell Palace, explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour planner.

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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.
On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berlin day trip planning website.

You can fly from Salzburg to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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