24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio de Salamanca.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid holiday planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, things will get colder in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Cava Baja Gallery ©
Cava Baja Gallery

3
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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Fenals Beach in Lloret de Mar, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and The Amstel. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Louwman Museum The Hague). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

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Fly from Barcelona to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza del Duomo and Abbazia di Chiaravalle. For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Brera District. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Modena.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

1
night
Modena, Italy

Modena
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Modena online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Milan to Modena in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. December in Modena sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning app .

Drive from Modena to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Anghiari capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza del Duomo and Centro Storico. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Centro Storico di Siena (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of San Quirico d'Orcia, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence road trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Centro Storico di Siena, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Anghiari, Abbazia di San Galgano, San Quirico d'Orcia
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Cupola di San Pietro. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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