60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
8
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
10
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
12
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
13
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
14
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
15
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
16
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
17
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
18
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
19
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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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.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Leidsepleinfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's much more to do: make a trip to Anne Frank House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam journey builder website.

Belfast, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ghent City Center and Gravensteen. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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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.
Shop till you drop at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip app.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then contemplate the long history of Casemates du Bock, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fort Thungen.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum ©
Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Topography of Terror. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like East Side Gallery and Pergamonmuseum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock are in your itinerary. Head to Artel and DOX Centre for Contemporary Artfor some retail therapy. When in Prague, make a side trip to see Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn, approximately Karlstejn away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take in the views from Charles Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

You can plan Prague trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, and pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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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.
Visit St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Dohány Street Synagogue. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and wander the streets of Vaci Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest travel planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Shoes on the Danube Bank ©
Shoes on the Danube Bank

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bratislava Old Town and Devin Castle. Get some historical perspective at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth and St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Magio Beach, head outdoors with Happy Dog Forest Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, and steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bratislava online travel planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Dorotheumfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Melk Abbey in Melk, approximately Melk away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Schonbrunner Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, and steep yourself in history at Karlskirche.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday builder website.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Vintgar Gorge and Parasailing & Paragliding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ljubljana Old Town and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Triglav National Park, Mala Osojnica, &more) and Postojna Cave (in Postojna). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge, Postojna Cave
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Escape the urban bustle at Lokrum Island and Sunj Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Zarkovica Animal Shelter. When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Pasjaca Beach in Popovici, approximately Popovici away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, enjoy the sand and surf at Dance Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dubrovnik, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pasjaca Beach, Sunj Beach
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Pasjaca Beach ©
Pasjaca Beach

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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 in touch with nature at Cascata delle Marmore and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Church of St. Louis of the French. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli, Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. Popular historic sites such as Piazza della Signoria and Le mura di Lucca are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more), Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa) and Piazza Maggiore (in Bologna). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Florence trip simple and quick.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Le mura di Lucca, Piazza Maggiore
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Relax by the water at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Visit Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern for their historical value. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Zurich is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ufschotti Park, Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Passeig de Gracia. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Lloret de Mar (Playa Cala Sa Boadella & Platja de Canyelles), Platja Fonda (in Begur) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Tossa de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, and visit Las Ramblas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour builder.

Fly from Zurich to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in Barcelona at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Tamariu, Tossa de Mar, Platja Port Bo, Platja Fonda
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): walk around Casa de Campo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip website.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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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.
Churchill War Rooms and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Westminster Abbey and Victoria and Albert Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, examine the collection at The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London trip builder tool.

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in London to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
National Railway Museum and York Minster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and Whitby Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), Walworth Birds of Prey (in Walworth) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Filey Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and shop like a local with York Shambles.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our York online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, Beacon Alpacas, Filey Beach, Scarborough Beach, Durham Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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