26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Boqueria as well as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barcelona Cathedral and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta and admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online route planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Barcelona, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in Barcelona at 19°C and lows at 9°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Catacombe di San Callisto and Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Begijnhof and Magere Brug. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Reformed Church, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in April, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the galleries of Atomium, make a trip to Place St. Gery, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally wander the streets of Lower Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Carmes, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Calton Hill and St Giles' Cathedral. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner .

Fly from Brussels to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brussels to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

1
night
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fort William online travel planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Andrew's Church ©
Saint Andrew's Church

2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, then sample the fine beverages at Talisker Distillery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bearreraig Bay.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Bearreraig Bay ©
Bearreraig Bay
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then stroll through Nairn Beach. Keep things going the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, then shop like a local with Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip maker tool .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toLondon.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

4
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.
Westminster Abbey and South Bank will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Westminster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of American Memorial Chapel.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London day trip app .

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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