16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe visit planner

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Trastevere, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Augustinerkirche, steep yourself in history at Karlskirche, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna driving holiday planner.

Fly from Florence to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus).

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg itinerary app.

Drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and then make a trip to The Markt.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salzburg to Bruges in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Bruges. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Le Marais and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums