24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
7
Cinque Terre, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and finally view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid route maker site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid is 4 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, things will get cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Head to La Boqueria and Nau Gaudi - Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani de Matarofor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get curious at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, admire the masterpieces at Fundacio Joan Miro, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip app .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in December, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Nau Gaudi - Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani de Mataro, Fenals Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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 in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey builder site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), and finally look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bruges online day trip planner .

Drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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 31st (Tue): explore the activities along Herengracht, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, then explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip website .

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Cannaregio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuola Grande di San Rocco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice journey planning site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

few
hours
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online day trip planner .

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Cinque Terre are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Chiesa Di San Pietro ©
Chiesa Di San Pietro
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink ©
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Saint Mathew.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Pisa are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri ©
Knights’ Square ©
Knights’ Square

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza del Duomo and Abbazia di San Galgano. Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Tenuta Torciano Vineyards in Ulignano--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and gain insight at Palazzo Strozzi.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Tenuta Torciano
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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