50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid, stroll through Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker tool .

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bogota in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Winter Sports
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and have some family-friendly fun at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online driving holiday 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 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice tour builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Vienna hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin road trip app .

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, walk around Vondelpark, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip site .

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Groeningemuseum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planning app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read London trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online route planner .

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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