50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 7 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Avignon, France
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Marseille, France
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Tram:  4 h 30 min
10
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
14
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Church of Santo Tomé and Alcazar of Segovia will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaza Mayor and Templo de Debod. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Valle del Clamores & Acueduct of Segovia) and Senda Ecologica de Toledo (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, head outdoors with Picnic Madrid, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid visit planner.

London, UK to Madrid is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

7
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Visiting El Tajo de Ronda and Playa de la Barrosa will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Museo Peinado capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more), Ronda (Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, Paddock Paradise Ronda, &more) and Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in Jerez De La Frontera). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, and admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in March, with highs in Seville at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Cordoba, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, Playa de la Barrosa
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 7:
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
On the 8th (Wed), walk around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas. On your second day here, make a trip to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

7
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Arnoux et Fils Vignerons. Step out of the city life by going to Golf club de Servanes and Ile de la Barthelasse. Venture out of the city with trips to Domaine des Escaravailles (in Rasteau), Vignobles Alain Jaume (in Orange) and Domaine Marcel Richaud (in Cairanne). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Nuances du Sud, indulge your taste buds at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, and see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Avignon route planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Avignon, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Beaumes-de-Venise, Mouries, Domaine des Escaravailles, Vignobles Alain Jaume
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 17:
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Arnoux et Fils Vignerons ©
Arnoux et Fils Vignerons
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

few
hours
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marseille trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

3
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santo Stefano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Neve. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then take a stroll through Portovenere.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the La Spezia itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Marseille to La Spezia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Arno. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip app.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Get some cultural insight at Vatican Museums and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Popular historic sites such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Campo del Ghetto are in your itinerary. Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Cappella dei Notai, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, wander the streets of Cannaregio, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Fresque des Lyonnais capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee Miniature et Cinema. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and examine the collection at Musee des Confluences.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lyon journey planner.

Getting from Venice to Lyon by combination of flight and tram takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lyon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, then examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then wander the streets of Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amboise route site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Amboise sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chedigny - Jardin Remarquable, Troglo Degusto, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Andre Voulgre and CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain. Visit St. Andre Cathedral and Place de la Bourse for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Chateau Lestevenie (in Gageac-et-Rouillac), Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac) and Chateau Belingard (in Pomport). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Chateau de Panisseau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, get a taste of the local shopping with Promenade Sainte Catherine, and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Amboise to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Monbazillac, Chateau Lestevenie, Chateau Cluzeau, Chateau Belingard
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard
Chateau Lestevenie ©
Chateau Lestevenie

3
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Rocher de la Vierge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, then kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, and finally make a trip to Phare de Biarritz. On the next day, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Superbe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Vieux Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Historique de Biarritz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Biarritz trip app.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Biarritz are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Port Vieux Beach ©
Port Vieux Beach

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