59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Diego, United States

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, make a trip to Merrion Square, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

San Diego, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in March; daily highs in Dublin reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London visit planning app .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cotswold Archery, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, The Markt, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (48°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online tour builder .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, wander the streets of Stroeget, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

4
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip maker .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin ©
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

5
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planning site .

Getting from Berlin to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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 out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker app .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip tool .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon driving holiday website .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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