25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
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Berlin, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Center of Vienna and Belvedere Palace. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Hofburg, admire the striking features of KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, and make a trip to Ringstrasse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vienna is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Vienna is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Berlin holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Zenzes Wellness, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, and finally wander the streets of Christiania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and then wander the streets of Stroeget.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, engage your brain at Body Worlds, and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

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Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Visiting Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, then admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and finally wander the streets of La Latina.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Paris to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) 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.
On the 16th (Mon), shop like a local with La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, then wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, and finally stop by Ciutat Vella. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then take a stroll through El Born, and finally see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip website.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Duomo and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Palazzo Vecchio. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, browse the exhibits of Palazzo Strozzi, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

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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.
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Palazzo Doria Pamphilj will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.

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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, and finally stop by Anafiotika. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

The Netherlands travel guide

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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.

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.

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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.