23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Little Rock, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Little Rock, United States


2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the next day, explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid trip maker .

Little Rock, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Little Rock to Madrid. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Little Rock in April, with highs in Madrid at 67°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park

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 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila "La Pedrera". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and then stroll through Park Guell.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then make a trip to Centro Storico, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

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 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Peter's Basilica, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Rathausplatz, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Imperial Treasury of Vienna, then admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and finally make a trip to Hundertwasserhaus. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Schonbrunn Palace, then don't miss a visit to Ringstrasse, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Vienna is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Hundertwasserhaus ©
Hundertwasserhaus

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then get great views at The Nine Towers, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke). On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Titlis Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vienna to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Titlis Bridge
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz, then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden and then don't miss a visit to Zwinger.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dresden day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Dresden in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Dresden, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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Transport Museum Dresden ©
Transport Museum Dresden
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche
Zwinger ©
Zwinger

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip website .

You can fly from Dresden to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then explore the world behind art at Rene Magritte House Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

3
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 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, then see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey maker app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, learn about all things military at IWM Duxford, and then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from London Eye.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our London vacation builder tool .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cambridge, IWM Duxford
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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