22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, visit The Jordaan, take a stroll through Leidseplein, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, & more) and Pierre Marcolini (in Antwerp). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Markt, explore the galleries of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Bruges sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ghent, Pierre Marcolini
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

4
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seville driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Seville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see Acueduct of Segovia about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and test your team's savvy at EXIT Madrid.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid visit planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Acueduct of Segovia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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