23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights

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night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Stockholm is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get colder in Stockholm: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Skansen ©
Skansen

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day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich tour planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Zurich in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Leidseplein. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam planning site.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thenexplore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges route app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, thensee the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brussels using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Barcelona at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, thensnap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenexplore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica of Santa Croce. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary planning app.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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