38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid online tour planner.

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In September, daytime highs in Madrid are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then visit Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. On your second day here, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Casa Ezzelino, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, see the interesting displays at Musee de l’Orangerie, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny, pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, then snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and finally make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade.

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You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in September, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels online tour planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 8 nights

City of Light

Bring the kids along to Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). See even more of Paris: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, wander the streets of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, then take in panoramic vistas at The View from The Shard, then don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, and finally shop like a local with Covent Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, then engage your brain at Science Museum, and then explore the wide array of goods at Harrods.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London journey builder tool.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cardiff.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to St Lythans Burial Chamber, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Clifton Observatory and Caves, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, then get to know the resident critters at Bristol Zoo Gardens, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Cardiff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

The Square Mile

Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and Stonehenge. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Warwick (Warwick Castle & The Mill Garden), Winchester College (in Winchester) and Windsor Castle (in Windsor). See even more of London: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Take a train from Cardiff to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in October, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. Step out of London to go to Slough and see Kedermister Library, which is approximately 46 minutes away. See some other sides of London: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the striking features of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive.
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