21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin travel route builder site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for London.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Florence.
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Historic Sites
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

You can fly from London to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Florence. Traveling from London in May, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 52°F. You'll set off for Rome on the 23rd (Tue).
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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 23rd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta, and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Seville in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Seville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games
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Cordoba, Spain — 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 28th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, then get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, then stop by Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cordoba road trip planning app.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Cordoba sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 30th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 52°F at night.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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