11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Barcelona. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Barcelona at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice route planning app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in April, with highs in Venice at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

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.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

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.

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.