20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BMW Museum as well as BMW Welt. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then appreciate the history behind Karlstor, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of BMW Headquarters, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then examine the collection at BMW Museum, then explore the world behind art at Lenbachhaus, and finally explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Munich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Munich is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get cooler in Munich: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Fondation Beyeler. You'll explore and learn at Zoological Museum and Museum Rietberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Airtime Paragliding (in Lauterbrunnen), Skydive Switzerland (in Interlaken) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wyden Badi, wander the streets of Altstadt Schaffhausen, delve into the distant past at Augusta Raurica, and see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zurich attractions planner.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence online trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in March; daily highs in Florence reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Cupola di San Pietro and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, make a trip to Villa Borghese, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella, and finally examine the collection at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then steep yourself in history at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, stop by La Latina, snap pictures at Alcantara Bridge, then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid journey planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Paris, France

— 2 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 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Fondation Louis Vuitton, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, and finally wander the streets of Latin Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in March, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, explore the activities along The Amstel, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online visit planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Berlin

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.