23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Quito, Ecuador
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
Lanzarote, Spain
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Quito, Ecuador


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Churchill War Rooms and Tower Bridge. Saatchi Gallery and Horse Guards will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, explore the activities along Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre, and see a show at The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary maker .

Quito, Ecuador to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Quito in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hardcastle Crags and Woodbank Memorial Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kinder Scout and Crosby Beach. Step out of Manchester to go to Marsden and see Stanza Stones Trail, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

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Getting from London to Manchester by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Manchester, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Crosby Beach, Stanza Stones Trail, Hardcastle Crags, Kinder Scout, Woodbank Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Hardcastle Crags ©
Hardcastle Crags
Kinder Scout ©
Kinder Scout
Crosby Beach ©
Crosby Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Amsterdam Roest, then stroll through The Islands (De Eilanden), and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Museum Van Loon and then view the masterpieces at Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route planner .

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Van Loon ©
Museum Van Loon
Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije ©
Buitenplaats De Blauwe Meije

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from the city and head to Seine River and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of Paris to go to Rueil-Malmaison and see Bois Preau, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of National Archives, and stroll through Paris Plage.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker website .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bois Preau
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Seine River ©
Seine River

3
nights
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Take a break from the city and head to Timanfaya Nationalpark and Surf Spot Famara. Explore hidden gems such as El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Caleta del Marrajo. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Grande, step into the grandiose world of Museo de la Pirateria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Salinas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lanzarote trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Lanzarote takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Lanzarote hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caleta del Marrajo, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Caleta del Marrajo ©
Caleta del Marrajo

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Pantheon and Catacombe San Sebastiano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, kick back and relax at Tiber Village, browse the exhibits of Crypta Balbi, and explore the striking landscape at Viminale.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder .

Getting from Lanzarote to Rome by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lanzarote to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lanzarote in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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.
Fundacio Antoni Tapies and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, stroll through Platja de la Nova Icaria, make a trip to Carrer Montcada, and take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online vacation planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum and then kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid road trip tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

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