21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris online itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

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Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of The Lanes, look for gifts at Gustamps, then enjoy breathtaking views from British Airways i360, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas of Myra.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove journey planner.

You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
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Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
The Lanes ©
The Lanes
Gustamps ©
Gustamps

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Brighton and Hove to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Nature & Wildlife Tours
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in January: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition ©
Off-Road Tours

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then stop by Edinburgh Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Edinburgh in 6 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Edinburgh, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): engage your brain at Body Worlds, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel route website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Budapest to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Valens Aqueduct, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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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 some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome route builder.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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