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 45​min
1
Valencia, Spain
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
6
Oranienburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir and then observe the fascinating underwater world at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia travel itinerary planner .

Barcelona to Valencia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August in Valencia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Valencia in August since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, delve into the distant past at The Crown Juels, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London day trip site .

Getting from Madrid to London by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and 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. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in London to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Grote Markt for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: De Vishal (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Berlin online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Oranienburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

1
night
Oranienburg, Germany

Oranienburg
Oranienburg is a town in Brandenburg, Germany. On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and then explore the historical opulence of Oranienburg Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oranienburg tour planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Oranienburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Oranienburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Oranienburg Palace ©
Oranienburg Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, and finally steep yourself in history at Prasna brana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Prague vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Oranienburg to Prague with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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night
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Defense Tower, take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, then explore the galleries of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Muzeum Ratusz.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oswiecim itinerary tool .

Getting from Prague to Oswiecim by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Zamek Museum ©
Zamek Museum

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nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle, then stroll the grounds of Goat's Gate Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava route planner.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Bratislava in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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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'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Popular historic sites such as Matthias Church and Liberty Statue are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube.

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Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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