36 days in Western Europe Itinerary

36 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Berliner Dom. Get some cultural insight at Topography of Terror and Pergamonmuseum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Berlin is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Popular historic sites such as St Mark's Campanile and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Cannaregio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice road trip website.

Getting from Berlin to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Pitti Palace and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get some cultural insight at Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Battistero di San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip maker app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Get a sense of the local culture at Lérins Islands and Musée Marc Chagall. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Paris is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Parc de Montjuic and Museu Picasso. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stop by El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral Primada and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Barrio Santa Cruz and Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, make a trip to Torre del Oro, and steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Park and National Palace of Pena and Quinta da Regaleira are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Alfama and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Castelo dos Mouros, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Lisbon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Liberdade Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

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.

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.

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.