33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
5
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  8​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Porto, Portugal

1
night
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 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cabo da Roca and then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary maker site .

Porto to Lisbon is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza della Signoria and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roman Forum and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Venture out of the city with trips to I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Fornillo (in Positano).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello road trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in November, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Fornillo, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Visit Belvedere Palace and Karlskirche for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Schonbrunner Gardens, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and explore the galleries of Haus der Musik Wien.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Ravello to Vienna by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Ravello, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Île de la Cité. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen in Rouen (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Fly from Vienna to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then take in the views from Tower Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Popular historic sites such as Urquhart Castle and Glen Strathfarrar are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn and Aigas Field Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Shieldaig Falconry (in Gairloch). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, steep yourself in history at Wardlaw Mausoleum, and identify plant and animal life at Abernethy National Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online travel route builder .

Getting from London to Inverness by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, Inverness is little chillier than London - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly, Urquhart Castle, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Shieldaig Falconry, Abernethy National Nature Reserve
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
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.
Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kilkenny Castle and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of 14 Henrietta Street, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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