22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then make a trip to Marienplatz. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich vacation planning app.

Izmir, Turkey to Munich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Izmir to Munich, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Izmir in January; daily highs in Munich reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planning site.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions app.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges visit planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Bruges are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, explore the galleries of Atomium, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, stroll around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online visit planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Seville is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

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Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.