9 days in Europe Itinerary

9 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route builder

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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly

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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, then admire the striking features of La Madeleine, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then wander the streets of Latin Quarter.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

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 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Guild Houses, make a trip to Grand Place, then take a stroll through Place St. Gery, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brussels online trip maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then explore the activities along Herengracht, and finally stroll through The Amstel.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam planner.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature · Parks · Museums

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 15th (Wed): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, visit Ciutat Vella, then take a stroll through El Born, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, and then kick back and relax at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona.

Plan my day in Barcelona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
On the 17th (Fri), appreciate the history behind La Pieta, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take an in-depth tour of Welcome to Rome, then ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then get outside with Promenade du Paillon, and finally make a trip to Place Massena.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.