28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights

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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, stop by HUMILIS Made in Assisi (Boutique Firenze Ponte Vecchio), examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Peretola Airport, Pisa International Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Milan.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then look for gifts at Enoteca Iemmallo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milan trip maker.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip app.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Verona.
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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.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 3 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Feinheiten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Stubaier Gletscher, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Innsbruck road trip planner.

Drive from Verona to Innsbruck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Innsbruck when traveling from Verona in December, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and then appreciate the history behind Trains To Life Trains To Death. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berlin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Step out of Rotterdam to go to Kaatsheuvel and see Efteling, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, and buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip builder tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Rotterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday maker.

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere & Musee de Grenoble). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, look for gifts at La boutique de Mathilde, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lyon visit app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Toulouse.
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Toulouse, France — 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 6th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Victor Hugo, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de la Berbie. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, then slough off your stress at Le Riad du Bien etre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Toulouse trip maker app.

You can fly from Lyon to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 8th (Sun), walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in January, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Church of Santo Tomé, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, take a stroll through Gran Via, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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