23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Malmo, Taxi to Svedala station, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinitatis Kirke, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, explore the historical opulence of Copenhagen Cruise Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Politimuseet, and finally see the interesting displays at Kongernes Lapidarium, Christian IV's Bryghus.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also take a train; or drive. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit Neues Palais and Schloss Cecilienhof for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Military History Museum and Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum fuer Film und Fernsehen. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Berggruen, wander the streets of Friedrichshain, admire the striking features of Museum St. Nicholas Church, and examine the collection at Computerspielemuseum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 17th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Muiderslot, get engrossed in the history at DOMunder, get engrossed in the history at Museum Catharijneconvent, examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar, then contemplate the waterfront views at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Singel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Molen Van Sloten, steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Basilica, then examine the collection at The Tsar Peter House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally kick back and relax at Strand van Wijk aan Zee.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Gaasbeek Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jacques Sur Coudenberg, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren, take an in-depth tour of House of European History, then examine the collection at BELvue Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Notre-Dame Du Finistere.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, steep yourself in history at Paris Military School, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, then examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, then take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, tour the pleasant surroundings at Viaduc des Arts, get a new perspective on nature at Galeries de Paleontologie et d'Anatomie comparee, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, and finally wander the streets of Quartier Montparnasse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary app.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Sentier Pedestre de l’Huveaune, then explore the striking landscape at Calanque de Callelongue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Prophete, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mama Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Circ Roma and Muralla romana de Tarragona. Discover out-of-the-way places like Barri de Gracia and Major Synagogue. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Salou (Cala Font & Llarga Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Catalunya, contemplate the long history of Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena, take a stroll through La Latina, examine the collection at Museo Del Romanticismo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Historia de Madrid, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): learn about all things military at Museo del Aire, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, then get engrossed in the history at Regional Archaeological Museum of Madrid , then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia MUNCYT, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Get some historical perspective at Fundacao Amalia Rodrigues Casa Museu and Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina). Venture out of the city with trips to Estoril (Praia da Poca & Praia do Tamariz), Sesimbra (Ribeira do Cavalo Beach & Praia da California) and Praia da Rainha (in Cascais). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, learn about all things military at Museu Militar de Lisboa, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for home.
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