22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
2
Lahr, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h
End: Calgary, Canada

4
nights
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dom Tower and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), appreciate the extensive heritage of De Zeven Steegjes van Utrecht, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, and Head underground at Maastricht Underground.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Utrecht trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Utrecht is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Utrecht. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahr.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht, Efteling, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, World Heritage Kinderdijk, St. John's Cathedral
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

2
nights
Lahr, Germany

Lahr ©
Lahr is a city in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany, approximately 50 km north of Freiburg in Breisgau, 40 km south east of Strasbourg, and 95 km south west of Karlsruhe. Explore hidden gems such as Busenberger Holzschuhpfad and Nothweilerer Grenzgangerweg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahr: Biospharenhaus (in Fischbach bei Dahn), Burgruine Drachenfels (in Busenberg) and Kakteenland Steinfeld (in Bad Bergzabern). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Storchenturm.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahr route site.

You can drive from Utrecht to Lahr in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Lahr, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lahr

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Busenberg, Nothweilerer Grenzgangerweg, Biospharenhaus, Kakteenland Steinfeld
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Biospharenhaus ©
Biospharenhaus
Kakteenland Steinfeld ©
Kakteenland Steinfeld
Storchenturm ©
Storchenturm

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA and Passeig de la Muralla. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Sa Caleta (in Lloret de Mar), Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, make a trip to Placa d'Espanya, steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella, and snap pictures at Pont del Diable.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahr to Barcelona. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lahr in May since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Passeig de la Muralla, Pont del Diable, Sa Caleta, Village Medieval de Pals, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Food Tours
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA ©
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA
Casa Vicens ©
Casa Vicens

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Big Cat Sanctuary and Bodleian Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Scotney Castle Garden (in Lamberhurst), Dean Garnier Garden (in Winchester) and Room Escape Games (in Southampton). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden, and stop by Gustamps.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London route builder site.

Getting from Barcelona to London by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to London. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Oxford, Brighton and Hove, Scotney Castle Garden, Dean Garnier Garden, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Scotney Castle Garden ©
Scotney Castle Garden
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery ©
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

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