38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In June, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
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 8th (Sat), ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, then stroll through Park Guell, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in June, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

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

3
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, don't miss a visit to Old Town Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague trip maker app .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

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

4
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of Red Light District, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brussels holiday website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 6th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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