43 days in Western Europe Itinerary

43 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe tour itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

43 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Prater. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at ZOOM Kindermuseum, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online tour builder .

Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Vienna to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

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): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with MacacoAdventures.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in December, you will find days in Venice are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

4
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.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, have some family-friendly fun at Simuteca, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower make great kid-friendly stops. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel route planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Dublin reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. Go for a jaunt from London to Brailes to see Feldon Valley about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read London route site .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Feldon Valley
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and have some family-friendly fun at Wildness.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mini-Europe and The Markt. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Belfry of Bruges, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Family-friendly places like Tivoli Gardens and Rundetarn will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, stroll around Frederiksberg Have, and contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip site .

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vasa Museum and Grona Lunds Tivoli. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm, admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip planner .

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in January, with highs in Stockholm at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

Similar Plans

46 days in Western Europe & Prague BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 57 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 56 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Western Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 53 days in Western Europe & Dubai BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM MOROCCO December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans