26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
12
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia, United States

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca.

Make your Lisbon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Quinta da Regaleira, Cabo da Roca
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour site.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 58°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Skansen, then explore the galleries of Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): visit Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip planning tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Stockholm in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Stockholm reach 31°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church. On your second day here, take a stroll through Stroeget, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in January, with highs in Copenhagen at 38°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then make a trip to East Side Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 15th (Tue): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route maker app.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, and finally don't miss a visit to Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read London vacation planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and 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. January in London sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

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

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally go for a walk through York City Walls.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read York trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in York, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get great views at Calton Hill, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday planner.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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