19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then admire all the interesting features of Perlan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. In February, Reykjavik is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trip

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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 (Sat): make a trip to Liberdade Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto travel route tool.

Getting from Reykjavik to Porto by flight takes about 10 hours. In February, Porto is somewhat warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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

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.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Alfama, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville attractions tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Seville is 1 hour. In February in Seville, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning app.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in February, with highs in Madrid at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip site.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich visit planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in February: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.