22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Caracas, Venezuela
foot + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  14​h 45​min
End: Caracas, Venezuela

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Kilmainham Gaol and Phoenix Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and walk around St Stephens Green.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dublin using our trip planner.

Caracas, Venezuela to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tivoli Gardens and The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Kastellet.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Copenhagen is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, get in on the family fun at Junibacken, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, and head off the coast to Sandhamn.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm tour builder site .

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Halaszbastya and Hősök tere. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, engage your brain at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest online travel route planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect Budapest to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Athens vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

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

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 30th (Sun): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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