22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Vienna, Austria
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, take a stroll through Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Athens hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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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 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and finally take a stroll through Las Ramblas. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning website.

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Mon), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Gran Via, then see some colorful creatures with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, then get the lay of the land with Mountain Story trails, and finally make a trip to Arboreto Gines de los Rios.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Le Marais, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in June, with highs in Paris at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Berlin Racing Bikes, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then get a new perspective on nature at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip app.

Getting from Berlin to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vienna.
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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.
Visit Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Weingut Esterhazy (in Trausdorf an der Wulka) and Weingut Prieler (in Schutzen am Gebirge). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hofburg, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · 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.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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