23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome is 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March; daily highs in Rome reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Mercato Centrale and Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence online sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Barcelona sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

5
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Atomium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Visit Anne Frank House and De Duif for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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