23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Folkestone, United Kingdom
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  10​h
5
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
9
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
End: Dover, United Kingdom

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, The Paris Catacombs, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Parc Andre-Citroen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning site .

Folkestone, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Folkestone to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Folkestone in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rose Garden (Rosengarten), Barenpark and Aare River. On the 7th (Sun), make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then appreciate the history behind Barenpark, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Bern in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
Barenpark ©
Barenpark

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Campo de' Fiori as well as Sistine Chapel. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally take a stroll through Campo de' Fiori.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bern to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bern in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mark's Square. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tortureum - Museum of Torture as well as Zagreb Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zagreb trip planning site .

Drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Venice in July, with lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Zagreb Cathedral ©
Zagreb Cathedral
Dolac Market ©
Dolac Market

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.
You've added Central Market Hall, Thermal Spas, Buda Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Central Market Hall ©
Central Market Hall

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Illusions as well as Schönbrunn Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz and then examine the collection at Museum of Illusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Stephansplatz ©
Stephansplatz

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
You've added Petřín, Lesser Town, Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the views from Charles Bridge and then don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, wander the streets of Lesser Town, then get great views at Petřín, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Prague Pub Crawl.

Make your Prague itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Großer Tiergarten, Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Mall of Berlin. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip builder .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes A'dam Lookout, Red Light District and Bloemenmarkt. There's more to do: walk around Vondelpark and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder .

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), you're off toBrussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
De Duif ©
De Duif

1
day
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.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels visit planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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