16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Macon, United States
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
End: Macon, United States

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary maker website .

Macon, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Macon to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Dublin is much colder than Macon - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online travel route builder .

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Île de la Cité, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and finally explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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 1st (Thu), ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the next day, take a stroll through Alfama and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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