19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online route planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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 29th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On your second day here, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Aare River, see the interesting displays at Klingende Sammlung, and then enjoy some diversion at Skills Park Lite.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Bern in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Bern reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Museums
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Klingende Sammlung ©
Klingende Sammlung
Skills Park Lite ©
Skills Park Lite

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and finally get your game on at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip site .

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome online day trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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