23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris route builder app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally walk around Hyde Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London trip site.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill and then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning website.

Fly from Rome to Madrid in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 (Sat): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along English Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munich online holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Munich in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Munich hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and then identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich day trip app.

Drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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