22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
night
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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Chiado, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Cabo da Roca, admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip maker tool .

Montreal, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in June: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche, examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online day trip planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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.
On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, wander the streets of El Born, then take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some historical perspective at Vieille Ville and Cimetiere du Chateau. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Palais Lascaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Swim with Dolphins & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Old Town (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Old Town
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

3
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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu.

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

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Necropoli di Tarquinia, Duomo di Orvieto
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano), Palazzo dei Priori (in Volterra) and Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palazzo dei Priori, Duomo di Pisa, Castello di Monteriggioni, San Gimignano 1300
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nymphenburg Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in July, with highs in Munich at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich tour builder .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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