33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 11 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online day trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manila in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 11 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Rotterdam is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum, take in the waterfront at Old Harbour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Witte de Withstraat.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam road trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Rotterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Rome on the 3rd (Tue).
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Trastevere, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, view the masterpieces at Trevimage, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rotterdam in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and CaixaForum Barcelona. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), wander the streets of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc de Montjuic, and see the interesting displays at Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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You can fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Get a sense of the local culture at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Church and Maria van Jessekerk. See some other sides of Rotterdam: explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Huis Sonneveld.

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You can fly from Zurich to Rotterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Amsterdam Light Festival. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and The Route Photo Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, wander the streets of Leiden Square (Leidseplein), and get a taste of the local shopping with De 9 Straatjes.

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Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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