22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 15​min
6
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Portland, United States

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.
Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. National Gallery and The British Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at Banqueting House, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the London trip planning site .

Portland, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then admire the striking features of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville travel route builder site .

You can fly from Paris to Seville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, Seville is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museo Picasso and Casa Mila - La Pedrera capture your imagination. Spend the 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online journey planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
day
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, admire the masterpieces at Egon Schiele Art Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then examine the collection at Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, then steep yourself in history at Former Fink Cafe, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Barcelona to Cesky Krumlov in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Cesky Krumlov reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel ©
Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Astronomical Clock. Your inner history buff will appreciate Prague Castle and The Powder Tower. There's much more to do: make a trip to Old Town Square, take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh journey website .

Fly from Prague to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Edinburgh. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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