24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Place and Simply France Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Heroes Square (in Arras). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, get to know the resident critters at Jardin des Plantes, and browse the range of quality goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris travel planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rathausplatz and Ringstrasse. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Emil Jakob Schindler Statue, pause for some photo ops at Maria Theresia Denkmal, and take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Vienna reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visiting Radduscher Naturhafen and Grunewald Forest will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gendarmenmarkt and Victory Column (Siegessaule). Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz in Lubben--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Mitte, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at The Amstel and Herengracht. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and A'dam Lookout. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Body Worlds, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours
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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

Step off the beaten path and head to Evasion Canine and Petit Palais. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Enjoy Paris some more: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ciutat Vella and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Santa Coloma de Cervello to see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, go for a stroll along the water at El Puerto de Barcelona, and don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya.

Before you visit Barcelona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13: