21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
New York City, United States

4
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dalhousie Castle Falconry and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Edinburgh is 5 hours. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

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Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland

4
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Shop till you drop at De Negen Straatjes and The American Book Center. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natura Artis Magistra, take a stroll through Leidseplein, look for gifts at PGC Hajenius, and explore the world behind art at Rembrandt House Museum.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 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 Edinburgh to Amsterdam. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

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Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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De Negen Straatjes
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum

4
days
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Escape the urban bustle at Zoo Berlin and StandUpClub Berlin. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, stop by Friendly Society, deepen your understanding at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Zoo Berlin
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace

few
hours
Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Berlin to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Berlin to Bucharest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

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Historic Sites
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Biserica Stavropoleos

5
days
Dublin, Ireland

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kilmainham Gaol will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grafton Street and Temple Bar. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, look for gifts at Sheridans Cheesemongers, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Bucharest to Dublin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bucharest to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In January, Dublin is somewhat warmer than Bucharest - with highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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Grafton Street
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar

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