22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: La Paz, Bolivia
Fly:  19​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: La Paz, Bolivia

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice road trip planning site .

La Paz, Bolivia to Venice is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from La Paz to Venice, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from La Paz in October since evenings lows in Venice dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Foro di Augusto, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens itinerary builder website .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof and then make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning website .

Fly from Athens to Amsterdam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and then don't miss a visit to Atomium. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then make a trip to Grand Place.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip builder app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Jeronimos Monastery and then make a trip to Belém Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Casa Batllo and Montjuic Castle are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila "La Pedrera", examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, explore the world behind art at Fundacio Joan Miro, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning tool .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Barcelona

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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