36 days in Western Europe Itinerary

36 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, explore the world behind art at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Reykjavik. In March, Reykjavik is much colder than Melbourne - with highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

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 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Big Ben, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in the views from Tower Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read London online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to London takes 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in March, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip site.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Casa de Campo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seville road trip planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in March: high temperatures in Seville hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Ciutadella Park, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in April since evenings lows in Athens dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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 · Beaches
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.