22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner.

Dallas, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Barcelona is 7 hours. In September, Barcelona is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head off the coast to Lokrum Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Town and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in September, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 69°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Atomium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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