19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, thentake an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online journey builder.

Tokyo, Japan to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tokyo to Amsterdam. Traveling from Tokyo in January, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, thensee the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenmake a trip to Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, thenadmire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, thendon't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London visit site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, thendon't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), thenmake a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon travel planner.

You can fly from London to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
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 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
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

2
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.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, thenexplore the world behind art at Silberkammer, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, thenexplore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the striking features of Rathaus.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Vienna reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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