15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly + Train:  13 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation planning site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Mexico City in April, plan for colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and finally walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome holiday maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc Guell, have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon holiday maker website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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