32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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32 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and Westminster Abbey will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and Camden Tea Shop. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and view the masterpieces at Abbott & Holder.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 50°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

5
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then stop by The American Book Center.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip app .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and San Marco 801. Head to Galleria S.Eufemia and ar33studiofor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, try to win big at Casino di Venezia, and view the masterpieces at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Giudecca 795 Art Gallery ©
Giudecca 795 Art Gallery

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Uffizi Galleries and Scarpelli Mosaici. Shop till you drop at I Mosaici Di Lastrucci and Pitti Mosaici. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, shop like a local with Mercato Centrale, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and look for gifts at Fratelli Peruzzi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence route planning website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and Murano Max. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Trevimage. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome route builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

3
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musée Marc Chagall. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to La Croisette (in Cannes) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Frejus). The adventure continues: walk around Colline du Chateau overlook and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

La Croisette, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

4
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.
Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online journey planner .

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Rio Creative Art Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Casco Historico de Toledo about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, wander the streets of Gran Via, walk around Retiro Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder app .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 51°F and lows about 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Casco Historico de Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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