23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
9
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Madrid is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
nights
Cordoba, Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Granada road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in January, you will find days in Granada are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Room Escape Games
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Fun & Games Historic Sites Shopping
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Room Escape Games
Templo de Debod ©
Templo de Debod
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome visit planner .

Getting from Madrid to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
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.
Family-friendly places like The Paris Catacombs and Disneyland Paris will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

1
night
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 16th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Mystery City Games.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey maker website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Romer, admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Frankfurt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): ponder the design of Fountain of Justice, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Frankfurt online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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Zoo Frankfurt ©
Zoo Frankfurt
Room Escape Games
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Grand Place and then explore the galleries of Atomium.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker site .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Walt Disney Studios Park. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. See even more of Paris: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, get your game on at Flight in Paris, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday builder tool .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Walt Disney Studios Park
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Seine River ©
Seine River

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