25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Boston, United States

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and then examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning app .

Boston, USA to Florence is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Boston to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Pelosa Beach and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Popular historic sites such as Castello dei Doria and Chiesa di San Francesco are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense (in Castelsardo), Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Stintino). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria and delve into the distant past at La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju.

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Getting from Rome to Alghero by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alghero, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelsardo, Stintino, Basilica San Gavino
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and then kick back and relax at Alberto Beach. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges, and then stop by Cellarer.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Alghero in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sitges
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), see the interesting displays at Nest, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Grangettes.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Lausanne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Plage des Grangettes, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Nest, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Nest ©
Nest

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Musee Memorial Le Linge, do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and then identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des aigles. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and then revel in the low prices at Roppenheim The Style Outlets.

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Traveling by car from Lausanne to Strasbourg takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Musee Memorial Le Linge, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La Volerie des aigles, Roppenheim The Style Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
Musee Memorial Le Linge
Roppenheim The Style Outlets ©
Roppenheim The Style Outlets

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Strasbourg to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in August, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Golf de Rigenee, Domaine Viticole du Chenoy
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee and then take a stroll through The Jordaan. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Brouwersgracht, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally stop by The American Book Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online tour planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): try out the rides at Drusillas Park and then look for gifts at Gustamps.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in London are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Drusillas Park, The River Cam, Gustamps
Highlights from your plan
Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, then take a stroll through Grafton Street, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Brittas Bay, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Dublin at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Brittas Bay, Portmarnock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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