12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Erbil, Iraq
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Erbil, Iraq


1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip app .

Erbil, Iraq to Amsterdam is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Erbil to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Erbil in August, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London attractions site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
On the 7th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Parc Guell, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
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 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online vacation planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the views from Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Prague hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Skansen, get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm day trip planning site .

You can fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nightlife Theme Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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