24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Modena, Italy
— 1 night
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, and then take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid road trip app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, things will get much colder in Madrid: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Cava Baja Gallery ©
Cava Baja Gallery

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Discover out-of-the-way places like CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Fenals Beach. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with La Boqueria, view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, stop by En construccio, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Micropia. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Louwman Museum The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the activities along Herengracht, and make a trip to The Amstel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Vicolo Privato Lavandai. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Sforzesco and Brera District. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan tour site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

1
night
Modena, Italy

Modena
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Modena trip app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Venice on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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2
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.
On the 31st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, thentake a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thenmake a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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Getting from Modena to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico and Centro Storico di Siena. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Stibbert Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, tour or see a show at Palazzo Strozzi, and see the interesting displays at Anghiari.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Anghiari, San Quirico d'Orcia, Centro Storico di Siena, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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