21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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.
Let the collections at Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online route maker .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
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.
Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and make a trip to Shoes on the Danube.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Budapest, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Katedrala Svateho Vita and Prague Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jewish Museum in Prague and Prasna brana. Change things up with a short trip to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Prague journey builder site .

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in August, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Topography of Terror and Charlottenburg Palace. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Appreciate the collections at Schloss Nymphenburg and Deutsches Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Munich Residenz and Neuschwanstein Castle. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich road trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Zurich day trip site .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Banqueting House, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Zurich to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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