12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then visit Temple Bar, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue. On your second day here, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour builder website.

Las Vegas, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Dublin reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our London day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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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 23rd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
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 25th (Fri): walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Barcelona at 79°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning site.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westerkerk, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel site.

You can fly from Florence to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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