12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis, United States

1
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.
On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum and then have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then have fun and explore at Junibacken, and finally examine the collection at Skansen.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm tour builder tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Stockholm. In June, Stockholm is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Grona Lunds Tivoli ©
Grona Lunds Tivoli
Skansen ©
Skansen

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 10th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest online tour builder.

Getting from Copenhagen to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in June: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 79°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

1
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 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice tour builder app.

Getting from Budapest to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in June, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 12th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. On the next day, visit El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get your game on at Virtua, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcelona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then stroll around Phoenix Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then walk around St Stephens Green, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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