21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  2​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
End: Barcelona, Spain

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arco di Costantino, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza del Popolo, and other attractions. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome holiday builder tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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.
You've added Buda Castle, Shoes on the Danube, Hungarian National Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, step into the grandiose world of Buda Castle, make a trip to Halaszbastya, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then take an in-depth tour of Hungarian National Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

Before you visit Budapest, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Prasna brana, Vaclavske namEsti and Národní muzeum. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Prasna brana, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Národní muzeum, and finally don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gendarmenmarkt, DDR Museum, Berliner Dom, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary site .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walking tours. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for London on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
You've added Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Twinings, Highclere Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London tour planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Highclere Castle, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, make a trip to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona journey planner.

You can fly from London to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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