21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe trip planner

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Cupola di San Pietro. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, things will get little chillier in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, wander the streets of Old Town, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally take an in-depth tour of Haus zum Rech.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 11th (Tue): walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Maspalomas, Spain

— 5 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Visit Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Amadores for some beach relaxation. Visiting Buceo Agaete and Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Playa del Confital & Playa Del Hombre), Telde (El bufadero de La Garita, Playa Hoya Del Pozo, &more) and Playa de Faneroque (in Agaete). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan and stroll through Playa de la Aldea.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas driving holiday app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Maspalomas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Maspalomas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online attractions planner.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Paris in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Maspalomas in January, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Belvedere Palace and Schonbrunn Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and MuseumsQuartier Wien. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip maker site.

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites