20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h
4
Praia da Vitoria, Portugal
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Minneapolis, United States

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow itinerary planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Krakow is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, Krakow is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw route tool .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, make a trip to Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Warsaw to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Dublin. Traveling from Warsaw in August, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Praia da Vitoria.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

8
nights
Praia da Vitoria, Portugal

Praia da Vitoria ©
Praia da Vitória, translated as the Beach of the Victory, is a municipality in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Get a sense of the local culture at Se Cathedral and Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rua da Se and Imperio do Espirito Santo de Sao Sebastiao. Change things up with a short trip to Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara in Angra do Heroismo (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Junco, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take an in-depth tour of Museu de Angra do Heroismo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Praia da Vitoria trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Dublin to Praia da Vitoria with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Azores Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Praia da Vitoria to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara, Furnas do Enxofre, Ponta dos Biscoitos
Highlights from your plan
Praia dos Biscoitos ©
Praia dos Biscoitos
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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.
On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally make a trip to Carrer Montcada.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona journey planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praia da Vitoria to Barcelona. The time zone difference moving from Azores Time (AZOT) to Central European Time (CET) is 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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