50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Kelowna, Canada
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Pompeii, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
End: Kelowna, Canada

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St Mary's Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Kelowna, Canada to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kelowna to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

4
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 some cultural insight at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie for their historical value. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Basilica of the Holy Blood, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the galleries of Atomium, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brussels is 1 hour. Traveling from London in February, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sainte-Chapelle and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Capela dos Ossos (in Evora) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Belém Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online vacation planner .

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planning tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vieille Ville and La Madone d'Utelle. Popular historic sites such as Église Saint Veran and Palais Lascaris are in your itinerary. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Coaraze (Ruines de Rocca Sparviera & Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste), Entrevaux (Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux & Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux) and St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale Saint Paul & La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice tour website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Entrevaux, Utelle, Coaraze, Chapelle Saint Hospice
Highlights from your plan
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

4
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Paestum Ruins. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa dell'Annunziata and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Change things up with these side-trips from Pompeii: Amalfi (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata) & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata (in Salerno) and Ravello (San Giovanni del Toro, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario, steep yourself in history at Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planner .

You can fly from Nice to Pompeii in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. February in Pompeii sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Scala, Amalfi, Chiesa di San Francesco, Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Roman Forum and Duomo di Orvieto. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome visit site .

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Visit Duomo di Siena and Piazza Maggiore for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Francesco (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

4
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 some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Get some cultural insight at Scrovegni Chapel and Castello Estense. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Museo di Castelvecchio) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice journey maker app .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Verona, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Center of Vienna and Albertina. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vienna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Franziskanerkirche.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Vienna to Salzburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. March in Salzburg sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle

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 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grote Markt
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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