39 days in Western Europe Itinerary

39 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 18 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
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.
Attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Coca-Cola London Eye make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, make a trip to Big Ben, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Family-friendly places like The Paris Catacombs and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

18
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to PortAventura (in Salou), Lloret de Mar (PlayVR Lloret & Fenals Beach) and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, PortAventura, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will leave for Venice on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in January, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and Haus der Musik Wien. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vienna route maker website.

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in January, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kids will enjoy Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, admire the striking features of Kastellet, steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Family-friendly places like Phoenix Park and St Stephens Green will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Grafton Street, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Dublin travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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