21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Lima, Peru

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Grafton Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation maker app .

Lima, Peru to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Lima to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lima in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 13th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Montmartre and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planning app .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 15th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stockholm Old Town, then examine the collection at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Sandhamn, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), and finally step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stockholm online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Stockholm at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nonnberg Convent, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Salzburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ravello trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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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 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros, then admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, and finally take a stroll through Bairro Alto. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Alfama, do a tasting at The Best Portugal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday site .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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