31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
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Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, take a stroll through Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally wander the streets of Monastiraki. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Syntagma Station, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Athens. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Athens at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 4th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, take a stroll through Trastevere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in December, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning site .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice online itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia, stroll around Parc Guell, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Ciutadella Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, and finally savor the flavors at La Boqueria.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Venice - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 12th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, don't miss a visit to Estacion de Atocha, walk around Casa de Campo, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a stroll through Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the next day, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then appreciate the history behind National Palace of Quelez, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon holiday planner .

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to The Spire, stroll around Phoenix Park, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Tower of London. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read London sightseeing app .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation planning app .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, examine the collection at Atomium, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then make a trip to Tintin Mural Painting, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Antwerpen-Centraal
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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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 24th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Leidseplein, stroll around Vondelpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and finally don't miss a visit to Dam Square.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 26th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and finally take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm), steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, and finally don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vienna online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prater ©
Prater
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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