21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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 27th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Seville Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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 28th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Parc Guell, and finally see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning app .

Fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in June, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Francois de Sales.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel route builder app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. National Gallery and Buckingham Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh visit planner .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
We've included these beaches for you: Zandvoort aan Zee and Scheveningen beach. Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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