21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Anchorage, United States
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
End: Anchorage, United States

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online journey planner.

Anchorage, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train. Traveling from Anchorage to Amsterdam, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anchorage in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Amsterdam, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, then stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, and finally admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then shop like a local with Absolute Art Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and finally don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planning website.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Bruges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Calo de S'Algar, have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala de Sant Vicent, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, then stroll through S'Arenal Gros, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Benirras Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip maker website.

You can fly from Paris to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Ibiza Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Cala de Sant Vicent, Cala Benirras Beach, S'Arenal Gros
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Virtua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Caldera Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Fira tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Fira takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Skaros Rock
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 23rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. August in Heraklion sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, take a stroll through Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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