23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Turin, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Lima, Peru

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then stop by Red Light District.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam travel route builder tool.

Lima, Peru to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lima to Amsterdam. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lima in October: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bruges vacation builder site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, then make a trip to Atomium, and then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels online attractions planner.

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, then get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and then see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip app.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Calanque de Figuerolles
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

few
hours
Turin, Italy

Turin
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Turin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Marseille in October, you will find days in Turin are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parrocchia San Giovanni
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally enjoy some music at Arena di Verona.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Verona travel planning site.

Take a train from Turin to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in October, you will find days in Verona are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
nights
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.
Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

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

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in November, with highs in Zurich at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker site.

You can fly from Zurich to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Barcelona at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Lope de Vega Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in November, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 6°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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