21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, shop like a local with Oxford Street, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market, take a stroll through Hatton Garden, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London route tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in November: highs in London hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Camden Market ©
Camden Market
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): view the masterpieces at KochxBos Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bastille, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Eulalia del Rio.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain

Santa Eulalia del Rio ©
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa, and finally look for gifts at Hippy Market Punta Arabia. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museu Puig Molin, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Eulalia del Rio tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Paris to Santa Eulalia del Rio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Eulalia del Rio: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

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.
Visit El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to S'Agaro to see Camino de Ronda about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona visit site .

Getting from Santa Eulalia del Rio to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Santa Eulalia del Rio in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Camino de Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice road trip site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then browse for treasures at Serra, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Trevimage, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome travel planning website .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Orlik Gallery, shop like a local with Ioannidou Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', then get a taste of the local shopping with Pandora Art Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Ermou Street.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens road trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Atomium, then make a trip to Place St. Gery, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Athens to Brussels in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Brussels. In December, Brussels is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

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