19 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Europe & Mexico Itinerary

Cancun, Mexico
Fly:  18​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico

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day
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 25th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker .

Cancun, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Cancun in December, expect Barcelona to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Milan.

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La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
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Casa Batlló
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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hours
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
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You can fly from Barcelona to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

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Duomo di Milano
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Piazza del Duomo

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in December, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Pietro and Colosseum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

1
day
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 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Porta della Carta, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation maker website .

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in January, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

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Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at Manneken Pis. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

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Musical Instruments Museum ©
Musical Instruments Museum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Rembrandt House Museum.

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You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rembrandt House Museum ©
Rembrandt House Museum

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Sun), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museum Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado.

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

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

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Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Museum Sorolla ©
Museum Sorolla

2
days
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Coyoacan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, delve into the distant past at Templo Mayor Museum, then steep yourself in history at Chapultepec Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City travel planner .

Fly from Madrid to Mexico City in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Mexico City reach 24°C and lows reach 8°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Thu).

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Templo Mayor Museum
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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