51 days in Western Europe Itinerary

51 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in March: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
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Rent a Boat ©
Rent a Boat
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to La Boqueria, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Barcelona sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel route planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Venice in March, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 12°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
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.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, and browse the exhibits of Thorvaldsens Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planning tool .

Getting from Vienna to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Vienna in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetaarn ©
Rundetaarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, meet the residents at ARTIS, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amsterdam using our trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip maker .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

Discover how to plan a Brussels trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium ©

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of British Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Temple Bar, and see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

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