15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip tool .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vienna holiday website .

You can fly from Florence to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in December, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then make a trip to Big Ben, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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