34 days in Europe Itinerary

34 days in Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Bologna, Italy
— Few hours
train:  45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Camden Market. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip 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. Traveling from Los Angeles to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 50°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Greystones Farm, Cotswolds Distillery, Joe's Bows
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Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Adrien Kavachnina capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Chatenay-Malabry to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris vacation tool .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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.
Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Market. Anne Frank House and KochxBos Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Cheese and More Delft in Delft (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and view the masterpieces at Renssen Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Cheese and More Delft
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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 Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Change things up with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Nice is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Croisette
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation app .

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in January, with highs in Venice at 47°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

few
hours
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bologna road trip site .

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Bologna, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piazza Maggiore
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

4
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 Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Shop till you drop at M.G. Design and Scarpelli Mosaici. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Limbo Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Aria Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, and admire the masterpieces at Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bologna in January, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 53°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Trevimage. Head to Via Condotti and Porta Portesefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, view the masterpieces at ALEFBET, and shop like a local with Soqquadro APS.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

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.
Casa Batllo and En construccio will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip website .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Miguel or Gran Via. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania., shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center, look for gifts at Sergio Aranda, and sample the tasty concoctions at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs.

Plan trip to Madrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 51°F and lows are around 36°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping 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
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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