43 days in Western Europe Itinerary

43 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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1
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and explore the engaging exhibits at ZOOM Kindermuseum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with MacacoAdventures.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in December: highs in Venice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Pantheon. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Rome hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish 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:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and get your game on at Simuteca.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Pavilhao do Conhecimento. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Attractions like Phoenix Park and Kilmainham Gaol Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Merrion Square, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary site.

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow 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
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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 enjoy Natural History Museum and Tower Bridge. Step out of London to go to Lower Brailes and see Feldon Valley, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Locked In A Room, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London day trip website.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time 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
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Attractions like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre make great kid-friendly stops. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can 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
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Attractions like The Markt and Grand Place make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Belfry of Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Rundetarn. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Fly from Brussels to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Copenhagen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. 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:
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Bring the kids along to Skansen and Junibacken. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, stop by Stockholm Old Town, have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Stockholm is little chillier than Copenhagen - with highs of °C and lows of °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 Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli

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