25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

25 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Rome, Italy

— 2 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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome online trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Pompeii, Italy

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Pompeii are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Pompeii to Pisa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Florence, Italy

— 1 day

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence route maker site.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, Milan is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Verona on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Porta Borsari, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona route site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, make a trip to Prato della Valle, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice online route planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Transportation
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to Deutsches Historisches Museum, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from London to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites
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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, contemplate the long history of Mozarthaus Vienna, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vienna visit planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.