16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights


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3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday app.

Chicago, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Reykjavik is 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Tower Bridge and then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to London takes 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in December, with highs in London at 50°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing planner.

You can fly from London to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zurich. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 41°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Berlin driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. On your second day here, stop by Alfama and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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