23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Seattle, United States

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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour builder .

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In August, Dublin is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Walking tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, then take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Lisbon at 86°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Castelo dos Mouros
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then stroll around Ciutadella Park, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary site .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Food Tours
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Wine Tours & Tastings (in Siena) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town Square, make a trip to Charles Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Franz Kafka Monument.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Prague hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Poseidon.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Prague to Athens in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Prague in August, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 92°F and lows about 77°F. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Agios Nikolaos Church, Temple of Poseidon, Submarine Monument
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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