29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

29 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe trip itinerary planner

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens. April in Athens sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in April, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Palau Guell.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos. On the next day, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

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: stroll around Phoenix Park, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin online tour planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in April, with highs in Dublin at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London journey planner.

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Teylers Museum (in Haarlem). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vienna road trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 4 — 7: