22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Calgary, Canada

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kilkenny Castle and Christ Church Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of 14 Henrietta Street, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Dublin. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in March, with highs in Dublin at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then do a tasting at The Best Portugal, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Palacio Nacional de Sintra and then contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Sintra
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza della Signoria and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, browse the exhibits of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Center of Vienna and Schonbrunner Gardens. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace for their historical value. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the galleries of Haus der Musik Wien, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder tool .

You can fly from Florence to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in April, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip site .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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