23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights

3
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grassmarket and Linlithgow Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Castle (in Stirling), Old Temple Kirk (in Temple) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Five Sisters Zoo, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Edinburgh is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Edinburgh, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Old Temple Kirk, Rosslyn Chapel, Five Sisters Zoo
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

3
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get some cultural insight at Liverpool Cathedral and Speke Hall. Escape the urban bustle at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park. When in Manchester, make a side trip to see Chatsworth House in Bakewell, approximately Bakewell away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Manchester Museum.

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You can take a train from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Manchester, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Liverpool, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Chatsworth House, Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
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The Manchester Museum ©
The Manchester Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary ©

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey. Discover out-of-the-way places like Westminster and Houses of Parliament. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Tower of London Ice Rink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London sightseeing site.

Getting from Manchester to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Westminster ©
Westminster
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiado and Rua Augusta. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Fly from London to Lisbon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and The Walls of Avila. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Avila (Capilla de las Nieves, Cathedral of Avila, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid vacation planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parc Guell and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frauenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Munich in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for cooler days in Munich, with highs around 3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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