23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  11​h 30​min
End: Washington DC, 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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, walk around Phoenix Park, take an in-depth tour of Dublin Castle, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel route planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of subway, 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 Washington DC to Dublin. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Dublin at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. American Cemetery & Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, stroll through Omaha Beach, then steep yourself in history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colleville-sur-Mer journey planner.

Drive from London to Colleville-sur-Mer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip tool .

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Paris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence online day trip planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in June: high temperatures in Florence hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 24th (Wed), wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Monastiraki, then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 26th (Fri), admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, then stroll around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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You can fly from Athens to Barcelona in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Athens to Barcelona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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