19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  3 h 45 min
7
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
End: Bratislava, Slovakia

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 1st (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Florence sightseeing planning website .

Vienna, Austria to Florence is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Gran Via, wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, then take a stroll through Malasana, and finally take a stroll through La Latina. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Puerta del Sol and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid visit planning site .

Getting from Rome to Madrid by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Puerta del Sol
Highlights from your plan
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

1
night
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 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, then snap pictures at Vasco da Gama Bridge, and then get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Arco do Triunfo
Arco do Triunfo
Vasco da Gama Bridge ©
Vasco da Gama Bridge

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Place de la Bastille, and admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

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Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Arundel Castle and Gardens. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Arundel Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bruges itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges due to the time zone difference. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Brussels.
Highlights from your plan
St Bonifacius Bridge ©
St Bonifacius Bridge

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 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, stop by Peter Poussenier, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
Highlights from your plan
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then take a stroll through Red Light District.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Berlin route planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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