36 days in Western Europe & Gibraltar Itinerary

36 days in Western Europe & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Hephaestus and Plaka. Discover out-of-the-way places like Acropolis of Athens and Anafiotika. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Planet Blue Diving Center (in Lavrio). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Athens: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Planet Blue Diving Center
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Planet Blue Diving Center ©
Planet Blue Diving Center
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie, identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, then don't miss a visit to Archivio Storico Lampedusa, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico delle Pelagie, and finally make a trip to Faro di Capo Grecale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., stroll through Cala Pulcino, stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, then stroll through Cala Croce Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia, and finally appreciate the history behind Porta D'Europa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lampedusa day trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Lampedusa by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Lampedusa is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lampedusa when traveling from Athens in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vatican City.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

1
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Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vatican City holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Vatican City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Lampedusa in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Vatican City, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Pantheon and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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

Rome is very close to Vatican City. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Piazza San Marco. Visit Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica di San Marco for their historical value. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, visit Campo Santa Margherita, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the striking features of Kaisergruft, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, make a trip to Ringstrasse, then don't miss a visit to Peterskirche, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kunst Haus Wien - Museum Hundertwasser, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), then admire the landmark architecture of Cafe Gloriette, and finally wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Vienna is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 17th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst ©
Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum ©
Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum
Lenbachhaus ©
Lenbachhaus

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, then visit Vieux-Carouge, and finally stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Bains des Paquis, steep yourself in history at Prangins Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, then get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Geneva online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Geneva takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, Prangins Castle, Vieux-Carouge
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Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Chocolate Nation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, then examine the collection at Museum De Reede, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St Michael's Bridge. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Train World, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Breendonk, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Thermen Katara.

Before you visit Brussels, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Geneva to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Antwerp, Ghent, Fort Breendonk, Thermen Katara
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Body Worlds, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij 't IJ, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route website.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and visit Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, and finally wander the streets of Alfama.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar holiday builder.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lisbon to Gibraltar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Gibraltar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Gibraltar sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels
Europa Point ©
Europa Point
Grand Casemates Square ©
Grand Casemates Square

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Born and Barri de Gracia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). There's still lots to do: visit El Barri Gòtic, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, see the interesting displays at MEAM Museu Europeu d'Art Modern, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online travel planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Gibraltar to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Gibraltar in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Born ©
El Born
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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