21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
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 24th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Barcelona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Siena Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, and then admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balos Lagoon and Rethymnon Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Sklopa (in Kissamos). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Falassarna Beach, examine the collection at Minoan's World, learn about winemaking at Karavitakis Emmanouil, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chania Town trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rome to Chania Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kissamos, Karavitakis Emmanouil, Kastro Gramvoussas, Falassarna Beach, Rethymnon Old Town
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Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Sklopa ©
Sklopa

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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 2nd (Fri): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Square. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Mala strana, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Prague online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chania Town to Prague takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chania Town to Prague due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chania Town in August, with highs in Prague at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

1
night
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Peterhof Grand Palace and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Russian Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg online tour planner .

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Skansen, then get in on the family fun at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm trip maker .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Skansen ©
Skansen

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and get engrossed in the history at Rosenborg Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen online trip builder .

You can fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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