21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes and Mercado del Ninot. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get great views at The Carmel Bunkers, wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, and stop by Kokua.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You will leave for Lyon on the 10th (Sat).
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 10th (Sat), look for gifts at Seve Chocolatier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Marche Alimentaire St-Antoine Celestins, pick up some local products at Marche de la Croix-Rousse, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Lyon at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Visit Viaduc des Arts and Chateau of Vincennes for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Eglise Saint-Paul Saint-Louis and Fromagerie Laurent Dubois. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, visit 1st Arrondissement, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris attractions tool.

You can fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Popular historic sites such as Coudenberg Palace and Abbaye de Villers are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sonian Forest and Rue des Bouchers. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Lower Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint Nicolas, shop like a local with Rue Neuve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Notre-Dame Du Finistere.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 50°F. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 19th (Mon).
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muiderslot and Hollandsche Schouwburg. Get a sense of the local culture at Amsterdam Canal Ring and WONDR Experience. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Grote Markt in Haarlem, approximately Haarlem away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Van Stapele Koekmakerij.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): shop like a local with Greenwich Market. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Soho, then shop like a local with Regent Street, and then stroll the grounds of Highgate Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Arenas De Barcelona, see the interesting displays at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, and then shop like a local with Artevistas Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Jamon Experience, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then shop like a local with Mercat Santa Caterina, and finally take a stroll through L'Eixample District.

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You can fly from London to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Barcelona is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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