12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Train
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
6
Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Plaza Mayor, Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, Templo de Debod, and other attractions. On the 6th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Sidreria El Tigre - Tapas Caseras.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online driving holiday planner.

Barcelona to Madrid is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Delirium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Brussels by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vatican Museums as well as Pantheon. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Sorrento, Italy

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Augusto & Luca's Workshop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, and finally make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sorrento, with lows around 12°C. You will leave for Rome on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sorrento in December since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping
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