19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Maastricht, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Palatine Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Cupola di San Pietro and Colosseum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro in Vincoli.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Rome. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bogota in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get outdoors at Corno sci and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Centro Storico di Siena, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Corno sci, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Centro Storico di Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Cannaregio. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Piazza dei Signori. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Basilica Palladiana (in Vicenza), Padua (Piazza dei Signori & MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova) and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Venezia.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vicenza, Padua, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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.
On the 29th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the activities along The Amstel, then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and finally explore the activities along Herengracht.

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

Getting from Venice to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Maastricht, Holland

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Step out of the city life by going to Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Coalmine Valkenburg. Do some cultural sightseeing at Netherlands American Cemetery and Fort Sint Pieter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maastricht: St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church) (in Thorn), National Park de Meinweg (in Roermond) and De Miljoenenlijn (in Simpelveld). The adventure continues: Head underground at Maastricht Underground, go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, steep yourself in history at Helpoort, and admire the masterpieces at Bonnefanten Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Maastricht trip maker website .

Drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Maastricht are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Maastricht

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valkenburg, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Netherlands American Cemetery, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, De Miljoenenlijn
Highlights from your plan
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Train World, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Brussels trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Maastricht to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Trocadero, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then test your team's savvy at Mystery Escape, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles, then explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online route maker .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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