21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Fly
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Amsterdam is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Hofburg, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, visit Cannaregio, and make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Castello del Trebbio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get outside with Amalfi Coast, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through Fornillo, and finally view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then admire the striking features of Palau Guell, and finally make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Ravello to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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