12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Besancon, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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 1st (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Prague holiday app.

Manama, Bahrain to Prague is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in July, things will get cooler in Prague: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): have fun and explore at Junibacken, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Storkyrkan, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, then enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and finally explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online route planner.

Fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore and take pictures at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planning website.

You can fly from Stockholm to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Besancon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Besancon, France

— 2 nights
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de ville de Besancon, explore the activities along Parc de la Gare d'Eau, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation, then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame du Refuge, then relax and rejuvenate at Massages & bien-etre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Ferjeux.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Besancon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Besancon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Besancon

Parks · Museums · Spas · Fun & Games

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona route planning app.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Barcelona takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Besancon in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online journey planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

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