42 days in Western Europe Itinerary

42 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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42 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, test your team's savvy at EXIT Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In March, Madrid is slightly colder than Lisbon - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice online attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then have some family-friendly fun at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Berlin tour builder website.

Getting from Vienna to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin ©
WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
nights
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.
Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, browse the exhibits of Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
nights
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning app.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

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Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dublin attractions tool.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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