50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
11
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights

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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and walk around Parc Guell.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route builder website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °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
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
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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 with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between °C and °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
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berlin driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (The Markt, Groeningemuseum, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Brussels sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to 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
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
The Markt ©
The Markt
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the 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
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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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in London are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Grafton Street, and visit Temple Bar.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online tour planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough 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
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Merrion Square ©
Merrion Square

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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. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip website.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in January, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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