18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus and then explore the world behind art at Albertina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo and then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Vienna is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
The Hofburg ©
Specialty Museum
The Hofburg
4.6
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
World heritage site
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6

1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

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 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour builder app.

You can fly from Vienna to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in December, expect Amsterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Anne Frank House ©
History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
Van Gogh Museum ©
Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Rijksmuseum ©
Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, then stroll around St. James's Park, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Houses of Parliament ©
Government Building
Houses of Parliament
4.7
National Gallery ©
Art Museum
National Gallery
4.7
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
4.5

3
nights
Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

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Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
Eiffel Tower ©
Historic Site
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Architectural Building
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
3.6

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Art Museum
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
4.6
Belém Tower ©
World heritage site
Belém Tower
4.2
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Aquarium
Lisbon Oceanarium
4.6

1
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then catch a live event at Camp Nou, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip
Casa Batllo ©
World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6
Parc Guell ©
World heritage site
Parc Guell
4.1

2
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Florence is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
Campanile di Giotto ©
World heritage site
Campanile di Giotto
4.8

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
St. Peter's Basilica ©
Historic Site
St. Peter's Basilica
4.8
Pantheon ©
World heritage site
Pantheon
4.8

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