50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 7 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Avignon, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Menton, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Tram:  4 h 30 min
10
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
14
Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Plaza Mayor and Church of Santo Tomé. Alcazar of Segovia and Templo de Debod will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Valle del Clamores & Acueduct of Segovia) and Senda Ecologica de Toledo (in Toledo). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, head outdoors with Picnic Madrid, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

London, UK to Madrid is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. You'll set off for Cordoba on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

7
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Escape the urban bustle at Paddock Paradise Ronda and Cazalla de la Seville Trail. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in Jerez De La Frontera), Cordoba (Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more) and Ronda (Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, El Tajo de Ronda, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Pilatos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan de la Palma, and examine the collection at Hospital de los Venerables.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in March; daily highs in Seville reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ronda, Cordoba, Playa de la Barrosa, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 7:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

7
nights
Avignon, France

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Ile de la Barthelasse. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Angladon and Musee du Petit Palais. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & The Panier), Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Didier, explore the world behind art at Musee Louis Vouland, and take an in-depth tour of Palais du Roure.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Avignon online holiday maker .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Avignon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in April since evenings lows in Avignon dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Menton.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marseille, Cours Mirabeau, Calanques, Carrieres des Lumieres
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 17:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

2
nights
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): try your luck at Casino Barriere de Menton, admire the masterpieces at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman, enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, then contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee du Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Menton trip website .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Menton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in April, you will find days in Menton are little chillier (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Basilica St. Michel ©
Basilica St. Michel
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike
Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike

2
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then take a stroll through Portovenere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano, take a stroll around Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Spezia trip planner.

Getting from Menton to La Spezia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Menton in April, plan for slightly colder nights in La Spezia, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence route planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Florence in 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get in touch with nature at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
Visit Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Malipiero, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

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You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Galerie Estades Lyon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Vieux Lyon. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, shop like a local with Secrets d'Apiculteur, and take a stroll through Place des Jacobins.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip builder tool .

Getting from Venice to Lyon by combination of flight and tram takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or drive. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: visit Montmartre, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 7th (Thu), take a stroll through Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable, then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto. On the next day, sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then explore the galleries of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Troglo Degusto, Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau Belingard and Eglise St Louis des Chartrons. Appreciate the collections at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and La Cite du Vin. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Chateau Mangot (in Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse), Chateau de Panisseau (in Thenac) and La Grande Maison (in Monbazillac). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Michel, and look for gifts at LivroZenfan.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux road trip website .

You can take a train from Amboise to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Chateau de Panisseau, La Grande Maison, Chateau Belingard, Chateau Mangot
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard
Chateau de Panisseau ©
Chateau de Panisseau

2
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Planete Musee du Chocolat Biarritz, kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, then appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Joseph. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Casino Barriere de Biarritz, then kick back and relax at Port Vieux Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie, and finally make a trip to Phare de Biarritz.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Biarritz travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz

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