16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then have some family-friendly fun at Old & New Photography, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then make a trip to Big Ben, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read London day trip planning website .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Dublin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
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 6th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle and then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip maker website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): shop like a local with La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
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 10th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Amsterdam is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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