26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Oakland, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Oakland, 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Miserables London, Footprints of London and The British Museum. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in a show at Les Miserables London, and then make a trip to Big Ben. Keep things going the next day: stroll around St. James's Park, then see Footprints of London, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip builder site .

Oakland, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Oakland to London. Traveling from Oakland in March, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 50°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral and then admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Popeye Village Malta and then get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Valletta road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Valletta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, Valletta is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Valletta

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mdina Old City, Popeye Village Malta
Highlights from your plan
Popeye Village Malta ©
Popeye Village Malta
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March, Venice is little chillier than Valletta - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 11th (Sun), head off the coast to Island of Lokrum, steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pile Gate and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Rathaus, don't miss a visit to Heldenplatz, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna online trip builder .

Getting from Dubrovnik to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubrovnik in March, with highs in Vienna at 51°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Halaszbastya, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest day trip planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and then take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Novy Svet.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Tiergarten Nurnberg, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and then admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Prague to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tiergarten Nurnberg ©
Tiergarten Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Berlin, and then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Berlin day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get your game on at Museumphoto.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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