21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Durham, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Monfalcone, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
8
Dijon, France
— 1 night
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
End: Durham, United Kingdom

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like NEMO Science Museum and ARTIS. Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Grote Markt & Stadhuis Haarlem). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route planning tool .

Durham, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Visit Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Berlin day trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning app .

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 2nd (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, see the world from above with Air Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Vienna to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Zagreb sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monfalcone.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Monfalcone, Italy

Monfalcone ©
Monfalcone is a town and comune of the province of Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, located on the Gulf of Trieste. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra di Monfalcone, contemplate the long history of Sito Paleontologico Dinosauro Antonio, learn more about the world around you at Museo della Rocca di Monfalcone, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Beata Vergine Marcelliana di Monfalcone, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, and finally steep yourself in history at Il Duomo di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monfalcone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Monfalcone takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Monfalcone

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica di Aquileia, Sito Paleontologico Dinosauro Antonio
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1
night
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 5th (Wed), get great views at Basilica of Superga, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Sebastiano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and finally take an in-depth tour of Egyptian Museum of Turin.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turin visit planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monfalcone to Turin. When traveling from Monfalcone in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Chiesa di San Sebastiano
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip builder website .

Getting from Turin to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in August, Geneva is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Dijon.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

1
night
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, then learn about winemaking at Quivy Gerard, then trek along Owl's Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dijon tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Dijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon ©
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

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Take a train from Dijon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Visit Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tower of London, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read London trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
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The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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