21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights

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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 striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Vienna. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Vienna at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, thenget great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, thenshop like a local with Getreidegasse, thendon't miss a visit to Alter Markt, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Salzburg trip maker website.

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, thentake a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, thenappreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, thensteep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

Make your Berlin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Salzburg to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, thentake in the views from Tower Bridge, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London online holiday planner.

Fly from Berlin to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Berlin to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, thenexamine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, thenexplore the galleries of Atomium, and finally get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip website.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thenexplore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip builder app.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Bruges sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris online travel planner.

Getting from Bruges to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 26th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenstroll around Parc Guell, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Palau Guell.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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