12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

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 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then walk around Phoenix Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Temple Bar, then walk around St Stephens Green, and then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then make a trip to Stockholm City Hall, then explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, and finally get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Skansen, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and then examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Sat), take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Stockholm to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in August: highs in Prague hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

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You can fly from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in August; daily highs in Rome reach 90°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 14th (Mon), visit El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday app.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally stroll around Hyde Park. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London day trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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