21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

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 20th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice journey planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta). On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, walk around Hyde Park, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London vacation planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; 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. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online visit planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

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.