23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 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
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are colder (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, stroll around St. James's Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London vacation builder.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

Plan trip to Prague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in August: highs in Budapest hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker app.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally get your game on at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Palacio Nacional de Sintra). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder app.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Speed Boats Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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