27 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

27 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hondarribia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Park, wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport. July in Vancouver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Downtown ©
Vancouver Downtown

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and De Duif. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online attractions planner .

Getting from Vancouver to Amsterdam by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder site .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Candado and Playa de Langre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casco Viejo and Palacio de La Magdalena. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Galizano (in Galizano), Playa del Sable (in Isla) and Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church (in Santander). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Lupita.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao online vacation planner .

You can fly from Paris to Bilbao in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bilbao are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hondarribia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla, Santander, Playa de Langre, Playa Galizano
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Playa del Sable ©
Playa del Sable
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre

1
night
Hondarribia, Spain

Hondarribia ©
Hondarribia is a town situated on the west shore of Bidasoa river's mouth, in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain.The border town is sited on a little promontory facing Hendaye over the Txingudi bay. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Navegavela, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Esteban, then don't miss a visit to Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Juncal, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro de la Plata.

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You can drive from Bilbao to Hondarribia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Hondarribia, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Hondarribia

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Juncal, Faro de la Plata, Iglesia de San Esteban
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Iglesia de San Esteban ©
Iglesia de San Esteban
Faro de la Plata ©
Faro de la Plata
Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Juncal ©

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and admire the striking features of Palau Guell.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Hondarribia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hondarribia in August, with highs in Barcelona at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and ponder the world of politics at The Scottish Parliament.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh visit planning website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Edinburgh to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stirling Castle and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Visit Doune Castle and Glasgow Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Stirling (The Old Town Jail & National Wallace Monument) and Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Buchanan Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, and get a taste of the local shopping with Merchant City.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Doune Castle, Falkirk Wheel
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Stirling Castle ©
Stirling Castle
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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