23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner
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Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Fly to San Sebastian, Bus to Colón 52, Train to Biarritz
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Train
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then walk around Parc Guell, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In April, Barcelona is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Biarritz.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Biarritz, France — 2 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Promenade Jacques Thibaud, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then admire the striking features of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Madrid to Biarritz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, make a trip to Place de la Bourse, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, do a tasting at Chateau Laniote, and then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux visit planning tool.

You can drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Fly from Bordeaux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bordeaux in April, you will find days in Mont-Saint-Michel are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Brussels in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Knokke-Heist.
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Knokke-Heist, Belgium — 2 nights

Knokke-Heist is a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Chocolatier M, identify plant and animal life at Het Zwin Natuur Park, then examine the collection at Sincfala: Museum van de Zwinstreek, then brush up on your military savvy at For Freedom Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Huisje van Majutte. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Graffiti Street, examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take a stroll through Patershol.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Knokke-Heist trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Knokke-Heist by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Knokke-Heist are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Frans Hals Museum). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route site.

You can drive from Knokke-Heist to Amsterdam in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.
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Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Miniatur Wunderland, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, and get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. April in Hamburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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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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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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