16 days in Toronto & Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Toronto & Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Toronto & Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Toronto, Canada
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
7
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

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day
Toronto, Canada

Toronto ©
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to CN Tower, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Toronto online trip itinerary planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Toronto is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Toronto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in May, things will get a bit cooler in Toronto: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Toronto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District
Royal Ontario Museum ©
Royal Ontario Museum
CN Tower
CN Tower

few
hours
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary app .

Fly from Toronto to Madrid in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Madrid. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. You will leave for Paris on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
day
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally browse the exhibits of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal).

To find out how to plan a trip to Bruges, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then stroll through Vondelpark, then contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Stadhuis Haarlem
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alter Elbtunnel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then see the interesting displays at Hamburg Dungeon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, and finally stroll around Park Planten un Blomen.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
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 7th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. On the next day, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then examine the collection at Museo Picasso, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the next day, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then stroll through Casa de Campo, then stroll around Retiro Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip app .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

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