50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

50 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 7 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Avignon, France
— 7 nights
5
Marseille, France
— Few hours
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La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
12
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
13
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
14
Biarritz, France
— 3 nights

5
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Madrid, Spain

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

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid visit planner.

London, UK to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. 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 travel 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

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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 Paddock Paradise Ronda and Playa de la Barrosa will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Museo Del Bandolero and Scott Simpson Fine Art capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Ronda (Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, El Tajo de Ronda, &more), Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in Jerez De La Frontera) and Cordoba (Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, and take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla.

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Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ronda, Cordoba, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, Playa de la Barrosa
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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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.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 4 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. 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
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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 Carrieres des Lumieres and Pont d'Avignon. 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). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente, admire the masterpieces at Musee Louis Vouland, and do a tasting at Cave Ourouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Avignon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Avignon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Beaumes-de-Venise, Mouries, Domaine des Escaravailles, Arnoux et Fils Vignerons
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Arnoux et Fils Vignerons ©
Arnoux et Fils Vignerons
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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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 drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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
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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 ratings, where to stay, maps, 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 fly. 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

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

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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 ratings, reviews, more things to do, 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 · Nature
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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

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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 Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 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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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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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 Doge's Palace and Piazza delle Erbe are in your itinerary. Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Cappella dei Notai, Arena di Verona, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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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 Musee des Confluences capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fourviere Hill and Musee Miniature et Cinema. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lyon online travel planner.

You can fly from Venice to Lyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

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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 Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. 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
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, 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 do a combination of bus and train. 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

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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 CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Musee de la Ville (du Vin et de la Batellerie). Visit St. Andre Cathedral and Chateau Belingard for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Monbazillac (Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Monbazillac & La Grande Maison), Chateau Lestevenie (in Gageac-et-Rouillac) and Chateau Cluzeau (in Sigoules-et-Flaugeac). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, explore the world behind art at Musee Andre Voulgre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, and wander the streets of Promenade Sainte Catherine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Amboise to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Monbazillac, Musee Andre Voulgre, Musee de la Ville (du Vin et de la Batellerie), Chateau Lestevenie
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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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 see reviews, where to stay, photos, 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

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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