47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 8 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 8 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Alcazar of Segovia and National Archaeological Museum of Spain capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Royal Palace of Madrid. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Avila (Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, Las Murallas de Avila, &more), Toledo (Museo del Greco, Catedral Primada, &more) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a taste of the local shopping with Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal, and admire the striking features of Templo de Debod.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 7 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and La Boqueria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Tarragona (Galeria Tarraco & Anfiteatro de Tarragona), Montserrat (Santa Cecilia de Montserrat and Sean Scully Art Space & Mur Avec Des Arcs Et Des Sculptures) and Figueres (Museu del Joguet de Catalunya & Dali Theatre-Museum). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), walk around Parc de Montjuic, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Fondation Louis Vuitton capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, browse the range of quality goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Shop till you drop at Camden Market and Gustamps. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Lanes (in Brighton) and Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 8 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Galleria A arte Invernizzifor some retail therapy. Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Palazzo Te (in Mantua), Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and Turin (Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Palazzo Reale Di Torino, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, buy something for everyone on your list at Globo Centro Commerciale, and make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Milan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 8 nights

Eternal City

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 Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Square, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome holiday planner.

You can fly from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Rome is a bit warmer than Milan - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 5 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Chillon and Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Mudac. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier (in Perroy), Musee des Traditions et des Barques du Leman (in Saint-Gingolph) and Outlet Aubonne (in Aubonne). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Plateforme 10, explore the wide array of goods at Centre Commercial Balexert, take in the exciting artwork at RUINE Galerie, and see the interesting displays at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Geneva takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in February, with highs in Geneva at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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