33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + train:  11​h 30​min
1
York, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  2​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of York City Walls, contemplate the long history of York Minster, then take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to York is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get a bit warmer in York: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

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Take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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 Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum) capture your imagination. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at Pergamon Museum. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Neuschwanstein Castle and New Pinakothek are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip builder website .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt) and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
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 explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the striking features of Sistine Chapel, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Let the collections at Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Fundacio Joan Miro capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, contemplate the long history of Palau Guell, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

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

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral Primada and Walking tours. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid road trip website .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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