19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​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
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Seattle, United States

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or National Gallery of Ireland. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, get a taste of the local shopping with James Joyce Cultural Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, 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 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of Leidseplein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip maker website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip tool .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
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.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Forum of Augustus, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in September, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 81°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
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 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Avenida da Liberdade.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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