21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  8​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Lima, Peru

1
night
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 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Lima, Peru to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Peru Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lima in March: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona visit app .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in March, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally go for a walk through Walplein.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Bruges visit planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online holiday planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 4th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kolner Dom, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Aachener Rathaus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aachen Cathedral (Dom), then make a trip to KolnTriangle, and finally see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cologne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Cologne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Aachen
Highlights from your plan
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Room Escape Games

1
night
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Berlin to Salzburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Salzburg to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Salzburg in April, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Escaleras Mecanicas Del Paseo de Recaredo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar de Segovia, then make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia, and then admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Rome to Madrid by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Real Jardin Botanico ©
Real Jardin Botanico
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia

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