21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London, United Kingdom


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2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then stroll around Parc Tenbosch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parc Tenbosch ©
Parc Tenbosch
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to Brugse Vrije.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges online itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): stop by The American Book Center, then walk around Vondelpark, and then stop by Concerto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 4th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then admire the masterpieces at Alte Nationalgalerie, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and then examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Wojciech, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow vacation builder.

Getting from Berlin to Krakow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Chopin Monument, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Warsaw using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Chopin Monument ©
Chopin Monument

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then laugh and play at Palatinus Strandfürdő, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Reflexshop, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning website.

You can fly from Warsaw to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, don't miss a visit to Heldenplatz, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vienna using our trip planner.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
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 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island. On your second day here, snap pictures at Franjo Tudman Bridge, then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and then stop by Old Town.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Vienna to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubrovnik, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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