22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
3
Katakolo, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral Primada and Mirador del Valle. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid route planner.

Chicago, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Madrid reach 59°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, then admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, then examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary builder app .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katakolo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Katakolo, Greece

Katakolo
Katakolo is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Katakolo road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelona to Katakolo. Traveling from Barcelona to Katakolo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Katakolo are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Katakolo

Shopping

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katakolo to Amsterdam. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Katakolo to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katakolo in March: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 49°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 20th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at City Hall, then get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belfast tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Belfast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Paris to Belfast, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in March: highs in Belfast hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll through Phoenix Park, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sun Voyager and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get lost in a book at National and University Library of Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner .

Fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In March, Reykjavik is slightly colder than Dublin - with highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager
Horseback Riding Tours

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