19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tokyo, Japan

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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip site .

Tokyo, Japan to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Tokyo in January, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°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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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. 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
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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Getting from London to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, 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 contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker tool .

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 little chillier in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then explore the world behind art at Silberkammer, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the striking features of Rathaus.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Vienna reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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