24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  11 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Comercial La Vaguada as well as Centro Comercial Madrid Xanadú. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In January, Madrid is a bit cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Artencordoba Visitas Guiadas as well as Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then take in the local highlights with Artencordoba Visitas Guiadas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower.

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Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: highs in Cordoba hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Artencordoba Visitas Guiadas ©
Artencordoba Visitas Guiadas
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa Del Arte Flamenco. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in a show at Casa Del Arte Flamenco.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Granada visit planner .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Fun & Games Nightlife
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Room Escape Games
Casa Del Arte Flamenco ©
Casa Del Arte Flamenco

1
night
Madrid, Spain

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Fun & Games Shopping Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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.
You've now added Teatro La Fenice to your itinerary. Attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Arena di Verona). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
You've now added World of Disney to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Montparnasse Tower. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, World of Disney
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Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): meet the residents at ARTIS, then catch some excitement at GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo, then get your game on at Museumphoto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo ©
GoDutch - Dutch Costume Photo

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip maker .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Brussels sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Champs-Elysees has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning website .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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