26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Department Of Magic as well as Arthur's Seat. On the 6th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Craigmillar Castle and then kick back and relax at Portobello Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Department Of Magic.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Edinburgh is 5 hours. In July, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Ottawa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then make a trip to Leidseplein. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then explore the activities along The Amstel.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online visit planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Les bouquinistes de paris, Luxembourg Gardens, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris journey maker app.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, then wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, and finally wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Beaches · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank ©
Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank
Wasserkirche ©
Wasserkirche
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg ©
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza del Duomo and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza della Signoria and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Knights’ Square, Baptistery of St. John, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence route website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Moai Beach and El Pareo. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Bau Beach in Maccarese, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Devote, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, shop like a local with Marché de la Condamine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Charles Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Monte-Carlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Monte-Carlo to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Saint Charles Church ©
Saint Charles Church

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 25th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castell d'en Plaja, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Sant Roma, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lloret Beach, then kick back and relax at Fenals Beach, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through El Born, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey. Buckingham Palace and Old Royal Naval College will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Westminster, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, and get your bearings at British Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London road trip tool.

Getting from Barcelona to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Highlights from your plan
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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