20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Bordeaux, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Berlin, Germany
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Sa Cova (in Platja d'Aro). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and walk around Parc Guell.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona visit planner.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Barcelona

Side Trips

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Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Place de la Bourse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Bordeaux by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for little chillier nights in Bordeaux, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Nikolaikirchplatz, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip builder tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Berlin

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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Change things up with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou (about 1h 45 min away). Enjoy Barcelona some more: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Theme Parks

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Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.