23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Catedral Primada). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Barranquilla, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Barranquilla to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barranquilla in June, with highs in Madrid at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally stroll through Cais da Ribeira.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Porto travel route planning site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Porto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Paris due to the time zone difference. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through I Navigli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Milan reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker site.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip maker website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Ciutadella Park, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

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.

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.

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.