21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. Attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Coca-Cola London Eye make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and make a trip to Big Ben.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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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.
Kids will enjoy Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Visit Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, explore the activities along Seine River, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Sat), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Baptistery of St. John and Piazzale Michelangelo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Biblioteca Piccolomini & Duomo di Siena) and Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday planner.

Getting from Zurich to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Florence hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Kids will enjoy Palatine Hill and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
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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 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features 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 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then visit El Barri Gòtic, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit app.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid journey planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lisbon holiday app.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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