12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London driving holiday site .

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip maker tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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