23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Galway, Ireland
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Detroit, United States

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, then learn about all things military at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, then delve into the distant past at Hill of Slane, and finally pause for some photo ops at Newgrange. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, get your bearings at National Library of Ireland, get to know the fascinating history of Great South Wall, get answers to all your questions at Irish Family History Centre, then make a trip to Samuel Beckett Bridge, and finally get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder app .

Galway to Dublin is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newgrange, St Peter's Church, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Hill of Slane
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St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
Newgrange ©
Newgrange

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Tropical Ravine House, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Dock Market, then contemplate the long history of Clifton Street Graveyard, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Belfast visit planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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The Tropical Ravine House ©
The Tropical Ravine House
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church
RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife ©
RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife

3
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.
Visit Dorchester Abbey and Hughenden Manor for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Magdalen College and Westminster Cathedral. Step out of London with an excursion to University Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Oxford--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Somerset House, examine the collection at The Postal Museum, stroll around Green Park, and explore the world behind art at Saatchi Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London online tour planner .

Fly from Belfast to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oxford, Dorchester Abbey, Hughenden Manor
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Hughenden Manor ©
Hughenden Manor
Somerset House ©
Somerset House
Westminster Cathedral ©
Westminster Cathedral

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and Strand van Wijk aan Zee. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hollandsche Schouwburg and National Holocaust Museum in development. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) in Utrecht--about 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Yab Yum Unlocked and take a stroll around Marken.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), Amsterdam City Tours, Strand van Wijk aan Zee
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Museum of the Canals ©
Museum of the Canals
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen

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.
On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, look for gifts at World of Disney, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Malmaison, then take an in-depth tour of Musee des Egouts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple du Marais - Eglise Reformee du Marais. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame, steep yourself in history at Pont-Neuf, don't miss a visit to Place Vendome, then see the interesting displays at Musée du Parfum, then don't miss a visit to Arenes de Lutece, and finally see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Chateau de Malmaison
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Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne ©
Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne
Chateau de Malmaison ©
Chateau de Malmaison
Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Spirit of Caravaggio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, then explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, then examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano, and finally explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip tool .

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Rome reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Necropolis
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Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and finally take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence route site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©
Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bartolomeo, then get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, and finally look for gifts at Salumeria Simoni.

Start your trip to Bologna by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Bologna, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo
Chiesa di San Bartolomeo ©
Chiesa di San Bartolomeo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo San Stae, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Garibaldi, then pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvador, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Campo Santa Margherita, then wander the streets of Santa Croce, then steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Giustina.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Church of Santa Maria e San Donato ©
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Basilica di Santa Giustina ©
Basilica di Santa Giustina

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Athens Wine Tasting, take an in-depth tour of Ancient Agora of Athens, take in the dramatic natural features at Areopagus, then make a trip to Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, look for gifts at Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker, then contemplate the long history of Stoa of Attalos, then contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. George.

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

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens. Traveling from Venice in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Areopagus
Areopagus
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus
Church of Kapnikarea ©
Church of Kapnikarea

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barrio de Salamanca and Cava Baja Gallery. Appreciate the collections at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo and Museo de Cera de Madrid. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes (in Alcala De Henares), Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, San Roman Church, & more) and Palacio del Infantado (in Guadalajara). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Paseo de la Castellana, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Sabatini, admire the masterpieces at Imprenta Municipal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Athens to Madrid in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Madrid is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Palacio del Infantado, Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes
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MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo ©
Palacio del Infantado ©
Palacio del Infantado

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