18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll through Park Güell.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona holiday planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Barcelona is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Room Escape Games
Food Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte Coperto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Pavia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Dialogo Nel Buio, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Milan is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pavia, Certosa di Pavia
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and San Pietro in Vincoli. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ©
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Austrian National Library. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Schönbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Hundertwasser House, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rome to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of St Michael's Bridge, see the interesting displays at The Rubens House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc du Cinquantenaire. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, then admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation planner.

Fly from Vienna to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brussels, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Michael's Bridge, Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Ben and Borough Market. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In December in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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