23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Train to Vienna, Fly to Skiathos, Ferry to Skopelos
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Skopelos, Greece
— 5 nights
Ferry to Skiathos, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Split, Ferry to Hvar
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Hvar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Split, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Walking tours and Kilmainham Gaol Museum will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to St Stephens Green and Trinity College Dublin. And it doesn't end there: walk around Phoenix Park, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning site.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 68°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, stop by Nyhavn, then step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid and then admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Copenhagen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Copenhagen. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Attractions like Vasa Museum and Stockholm City Hall make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Drottningholm Palace and Storkyrkan. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Skansen, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, and get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm vacation planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Stockholm by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stockholm in July, expect Budapest to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Skopelos.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Skopelos, Greece

— 5 nights

Green Jewel on Blue

Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
Family-friendly places like Hovolo Beach and Agios Ioannis Beach will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Milia Beach and Limnonari Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Glisteri Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Stafilos Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Skopelos online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry from Budapest to Skopelos in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Skopelos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Skopelos, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Skopelos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Skopelos to Rome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Skopelos in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hvar, Croatia

— 3 nights

Croatian St. Tropez

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mlini Beach and Jerolim. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Pakleni Otoci. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hvar trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Rome to Hvar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Hvar sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Hvar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 30th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Hvar to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 31st (Sun), examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online travel route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.