38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Royal Palace of Madrid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, San Martin Bridge, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online attractions planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Monterrey to Madrid, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Madrid sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Placa d'Espanya and El Puerto de Barcelona. Step out of Barcelona to go to Santa Coloma de Cervello and see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Ciutadella Park, appreciate the history behind Mirador de Colom, and engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker site.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Dun Laoghaire to see Dun Laoghaire Harbour about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, and walk around St Stephens Green.

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Getting from Barcelona to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Dublin reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and National Museum of Iceland. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Grindavik and see Blue Lagoon, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik vacation website.

Fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in January, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Big Ben, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London road trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to London in 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in January; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and A'dam Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) (in Utrecht) and The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag & Panorama Mesdag). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum Amsterdam, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cupola di San Pietro and La Pieta. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Venezia, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague trip maker website.

You can fly from Rome to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in February, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Victory Column (Siegessaule). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and wander the streets of Mitte.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin online road trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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