14 days in Texas & Europe Itinerary

14 days in Texas & Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Texas & Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Antonio, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Austin, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Chicago, United States


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1
night
San Antonio, United States

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 5th (Mon), shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip planning site .

Chicago to San Antonio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature Parks Shopping
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Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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Austin, United States

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool and then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Austin

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

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Getting from Austin to London by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Austin to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in August, expect nights in London to be a bit cooler, around 56°F, while days are cooler, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 83°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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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 15th (Thu): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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