31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

31 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Berlin, Germany
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): browse the different shops at Centro Colombo, then brush up on your military savvy at Museu de Marinha, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, and finally examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Lisbon to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo. Explore hidden gems such as National Archaeological Museum of Spain and Museo Sorolla. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé & Casco Historico de Toledo). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, and fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Winter Sports

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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Let the collections at CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. There's much more to do: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and stop by Ciutat Vella.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip app.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Regards de Provence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take an in-depth tour of Musee d’Archeologie Mediterraneenne, and finally examine the collection at Centre de la Vieille Charite. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Aviation, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally look for gifts at Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Marseille. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Massena Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Parc du Mont Boron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Juan les Pins Main Beach, then explore the world behind art at Musee National Fernand-Leger, and then steep yourself in history at Ville medieval.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip app.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Villa Farnesina, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip app.

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then stop by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, and then slough off your stress at ASMANA Wellness World Florence.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): visit The Presqu'ile, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, then wander the streets of La Place Bellecour, and finally explore the galleries of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lyon road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Lyon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a stroll through Le Marais, wander the streets of Quartier Montparnasse, then see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and finally admire the striking features of La Madeleine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Train World, browse the exhibits of Atomium, then delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, and finally contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at MOOF Museum, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and finally examine the collection at Autoworld.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and SnowWorld. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and explore the activities along The Amstel.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, then visit Mitte, and then see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

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.
On the 7th (Mon), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, and then learn about winemaking at Quinta dos Corvos. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Mercado Bom Sucesso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, then stop by Livraria Lello, and finally take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Berlin to Porto in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Porto. In February in Porto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then see the interesting displays at National Coach Museum, and then take a stroll through Rua Augusta.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon visit planning site.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

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.

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

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.