24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): visit Dorsoduro, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Bristol, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bristol to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Torre Grossa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, then do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Guariglia, view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

Make your Pompeii itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pompeii takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Pompeii sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Italy

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visit Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo della Carta and Ravello Arte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Torre di Grado (in Praiano) and Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pompeii to Ravello by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, stroll through Plage de Passable, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip maker.

Fly from Rome to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and De Nieuwe Kerk. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen), Delft (Nieuwe Kerk & Agnetapark) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.