21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
ferry:  5 h
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Lima, Peru

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder site.

Lima, Peru to Madrid is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Madrid is 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Lima in March; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Barcelona. You will leave for Paris on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1
day
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 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the pleasant sights at Walplein, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges journey planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amsterdam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cologne online visit planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Aachener Rathaus
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Room Escape Games

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Berlin day trip site.

Getting from Cologne to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Salzburg.
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt, get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Salzburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

3
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Escaleras Mecanicas Del Paseo de Recaredo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia, and then admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Real Jardin Botanico ©
Real Jardin Botanico
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia

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