22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
4
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 1 night
5
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
6
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

3
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.
Buckingham Palace and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Step out of London with an excursion to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tower of London, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. July in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

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

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Step out of the city life by going to Pilatus Luzern and Mt Pilatus. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Lake Lucerne in Lucerne--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel route builder site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Veronica, take in the awesome beauty at Alpe San Michele, thentake a peaceful walk through Oasi della Bruschera, and finally head off the coast to Isola Madre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lake Maggiore tour builder site.

You can drive from Zurich to Lake Maggiore in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in July; daily highs in Lake Maggiore reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach. On your second day here, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mesa Pigadia Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Lake Maggiore to Akrotiri with the Route module. Traveling from Lake Maggiore to Akrotiri, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lake Maggiore in July, Akrotiri is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boutari Winery, Mesa Pigadia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Acropolis Museum and Plaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Athens to go to Corinth and see Akrokorinthos, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum and make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online vacation builder.

Fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately The Hague away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Leidseplein, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey app.

Getting from Athens to Amsterdam by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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