36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Get some historical perspective at Dublin Castle and Áras an Uachtaráin. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip site .

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Explore hidden gems such as Catedral Primada and Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Madrid. In January in Madrid, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get some historical perspective at Casa Batllo and Montjuic Castle. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Uffizi Galleries and Basilica di Santa Croce will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Duomo. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Piazza del Campo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

5
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.
Get outdoors at Passeggiata di Gianicolo and Catacombe di San Callisto. Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and Colosseum are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaka and Acropolis of Athens. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Kolonaki Square, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, and then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Berlin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Neuschwanstein Castle and New Pinakothek. Nymphenburg Palace and Alte Pinakothek will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get curious at Deutsches Museum, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip maker .

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

4
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 inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Munich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Paris is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London online travel route planner .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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