17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Zandvoort aan Zee and ARTIS. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Brouwersgracht, get a taste of the local shopping with De Negen Straatjes, explore the activities along Het Twiske, and get a new perspective on things with Rederij De Jordaan.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner .

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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), admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Le Marais, stroll through Paris Plage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Bruges in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Valencia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): engage your brain at City of the Arts and Sciences.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Valencia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Valencia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Valencia at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 30th (Thu), get great views at Seville Cathedral, stop by UENO, stop by Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, then look for gifts at Sangrespanola, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 31st (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Roman Church, then kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche, then identify plant and animal life at Faunia, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip maker website .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: stroll through La Barceloneta, take in the exciting artwork at La Basilica Galeria, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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