6 days in Western Europe Itinerary

6 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Groenlo, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Venice
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 1 day
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night


Groenlo, The Netherlands — 1 day

Groenlo is a city in the municipality of Oost Gelre, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands on the German border, a region in the province of Gelderland called the Achterhoek (literally: "back corner"). For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Groenlo trip itinerary maker app.

Amsterdam to Groenlo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In April in Groenlo, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Venice.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Venice, Italy — 1 day

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.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Groenlo to Venice. Traveling from Groenlo in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Florence, Italy — 1 night

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy — 1 night

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 30th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites

Paris, France — 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Wed), browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

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 2nd (Thu), admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), make a trip to Atomium, then explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels journey planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

Italy travel guide

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.

France travel guide

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.

Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.