23 days in Quito & Europe Itinerary

23 days in Quito & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Quito, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Chisinau, Moldova
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Odessa, Ukraine
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Quito, Ecuador

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Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look and learn at Observatorio Astronomico de Quito and then don't miss a visit to La Capilla Del Hombre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Ecuador, the closest major aiports are Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Cotopaxi International Airport. December in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Capilla Del Hombre ©
La Capilla Del Hombre
Observatorio Astronomico de Quito ©
Observatorio Astronomico de Quito

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night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the striking features of Casa de la Panaderia, thenexplore by horseback at Hipica Las Suertes, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Penalara Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get a taste of local nightlife at Real Club De Golf La Herreria, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Real Iglesia de San Antonio, and then make a trip to Casa del Labrador.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Quito to Madrid in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Madrid is 6 hours. Traveling from Quito in December, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Aranjuez, Rascafria, Real Club De Golf La Herreria
Highlights from your plan
Hipica Las Suertes ©
Hipica Las Suertes
Casa de la Panaderia ©
Casa de la Panaderia
Real Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Real Iglesia de San Antonio

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Step out of the city life by going to Penalara Natural Park and Hipica Las Suertes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Real Club De Golf La Herreria and Casa de la Panaderia. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Real Iglesia de San Antonio in Aranjuez, about 46 minutes away.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning website.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Rascafria, Real Club De Golf La Herreria, Real Iglesia de San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Hipica Las Suertes ©
Hipica Las Suertes
Casa de la Panaderia ©
Casa de la Panaderia
Real Iglesia de San Antonio ©
Real Iglesia de San Antonio

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): head outdoors with Bicirent and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel route planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, explore the activities along Seine River, thenadmire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of Île de la Cité and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see where the action happens at Mediolanum Forum and then get to know the fascinating history of I Navigli.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Milan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mediolanum Forum
Highlights from your plan
I Navigli ©
I Navigli
Mediolanum Forum ©
Mediolanum Forum

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, thenexplore the activities along Canal Grande, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online visit planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Gazebike. Change things up with a short trip to Riserva Naturale Monte Soratte in Sant'Oreste (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, have some family-friendly fun at Ares Paintball, head outdoors with Barberini Scooters for Rent, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Monte Soratte, St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 3rd (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, thenexplore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), thenstroll around Herăstrău Park, and finally admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti". On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Lipscani, wander the streets of Old Town, and then hit the best photo ops around with Romania Tour Store.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bucharest sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Rome to Bucharest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in January, expect nights in Bucharest to be slightly colder, around -7°C, while days are colder, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lipscani
Lipscani
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau ©
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nistru Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral “Nativity of the Lord”, and then do a tasting at Milestii Mici. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Trip to Moldova Day Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chisinau trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Bucharest to Chisinau in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks Nature Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Nistru Beach ©
Nistru Beach
Milestii Mici ©
Milestii Mici

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nights
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catacombs of Odessa and Arcadia district. Visiting Lanzheron Beach and Central City Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Interesting Science, don't miss a visit to Deribasovskaya Street, take an in-depth tour of Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odessa Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Odessa trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Chisinau to Odessa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Odessa are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Central City Beach, Catacombs of Odessa
Highlights from your plan
Catacombs of Odessa ©
Catacombs of Odessa
Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odessa Museum ©
Museum of Interesting Science ©
Museum of Interesting Science

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