24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

24 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planning app.

Birmingham to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Birmingham in July: highs in Edinburgh hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oslo planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Oslo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally admire the striking features of Berliner Dom. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Berlin

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Maria van Jessekerk (in Delft). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and explore and take pictures at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in July, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), see Off-Road Tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik journey tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to London takes 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.