23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  6​h 30​min
7
Hyeres, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and then get in on the family fun at Junibacken. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, then head outdoors with Riddarholmen, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm online holiday builder .

San Francisco, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Stockholm. Traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stockholm, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and visit Stroeget.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Budapest online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Budapest is somewhat warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens route maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in June; daily highs in Athens reach 86°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
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 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel route builder .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in June, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Like a Venetian, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Le Lavandou), Le Bois des Lutins (in Peypin) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Cassis). There's much more to do: stroll through Plage noire du Langoustier, make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and kick back and relax at Plage du Chateau.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres travel route builder app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Venice to Hyeres in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Plage du Chateau, Le Bois des Lutins, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Plage noire du Langoustier ©
Plage noire du Langoustier
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get your game on at Virtua.

To find other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Hyeres in June, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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

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.
When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Go With The Flow - River Adventures in Kilkenny, approximately Kilkenny away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online day trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Dublin is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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