12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Bring the kids along to Kilmainham Gaol and St Stephens Green. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
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 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and then examine the collection at Skansen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Junibacken, then get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nordiska museet.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner .

Fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip tool .

Getting from Stockholm to Vienna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, Vienna is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 30th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Picasso, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online journey planner .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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