21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Zurich. Traveling from Cape Town in April, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Vondelpark. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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 (Thu): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, thenexamine the collection at Atomium, and then contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, thentake an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and then make a trip to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, thenmake a trip to Belfry of Bruges, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

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

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

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.
On the 13th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bruges to London is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in London are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

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 15th (Wed): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris route builder website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stop by El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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