21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary maker tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You've now added La Ribera Market to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): snap pictures at Vizcaya Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, and then experience the excitement of La Ribera Market.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bilbao planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bilbao: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bilbao in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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 Champs-Elysees as well as The Paris Catacombs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 17th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Venice online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta di Vallombrosa, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 25th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and then make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naples travel route planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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