19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 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
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna online day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vienna is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Vienna. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in November, with highs in Vienna at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salzburg online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Munich Residenz and then get curious at Deutsches Museum.

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Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then stop by Potsdamer Platz, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

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You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the next day, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, walk around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at 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.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seville online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Seville to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 15th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Athens. In December in Athens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
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
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.