39 days in Western Europe Itinerary

39 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Begijnhof and Portuguese Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, gain insight at Body Worlds, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam travel site.

Beirut, Lebanon to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Beirut in March: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Lille, France

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the striking features of Anneau de la Memoire, explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, witness the site of a historic battle at Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery Saint-Laurent-Blangy, then stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at St Vaast Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Maurice, get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre, then admire the landmark architecture of Chambre de Commerce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place aux Oignons, and finally wander the streets of Vieux-Lille.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lille vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Lille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Lille are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

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 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Lille to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the striking features of Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, then explore the fascinating underground world of Les Grottes de La Balme, then wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Bonaventure. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the local landmark of La Place des Jacobins, then examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Pointe Rouge, get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, take in nature's colorful creations at Palais du Pharo, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Laurent, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Tours in Provence - Day Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Sentier Du Lezard, and then stroll through St. Croix Beach.

Before you visit Marseille, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Marseille, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ciutat Vella and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Step out of Barcelona to go to Sitges and see La Playa de Sitges, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and visit El Born.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuna Iberica, get a dose of the wild on Natura Navas / Wildlife Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari de Madrid, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Alberche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in March since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Caridad, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Magdalena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Jose, steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then relax and rejuvenate at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in March; daily highs in Seville reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque das Nacoes and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Parque Natural da Arrabida and Speed Boats Tours. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Colecao Berardo, wander the streets of Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Augusto's and Taylor's Port. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guimaraes Castle and Igreja do Carmo. Venture out of the city with trips to Guimaraes (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, Largo da Oliveira, &more). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Graham's Port Lodge, pause for some serene contemplation at Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hampstead Heath, take a stroll through Primrose Hill, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then take a stroll through Westminster, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Greenwich, admire the striking features of Old Royal Naval College, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Monument to the Great Fire of London, and finally take a stroll through Holland Park.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read London journey planner.

Getting from Porto to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Porto in March; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 27th (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, and finally steep yourself in history at Holyrood Abbey. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Grassmarket.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Cork, Ireland

— 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally steep yourself in history at James Fort. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Escape Spa, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cork sightseeing site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Cork in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Cork, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 31st (Thu), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of 14 Henrietta Street, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Howth Hills, and finally stroll through Sandycove Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Grotta Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Strokkur and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Geysir (in Haukadalur). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Eimverk Distillery, and surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Reykjavik takes 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dublin in April, with highs in Reykjavik at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vik trip builder.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Vik, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.