16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid travel route planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour planning website.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Prague sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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