21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, explore the galleries of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Triana, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, make a trip to Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville sightseeing planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Seville is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Seville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, Madrid is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, make a trip to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then make a trip to Las Ramblas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, then browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London journey planner .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, then steep yourself in history at Georgian House, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip tool .

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 20th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in October; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dublin Castle and Kilkenny Castle. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, and browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Dublin takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in October, with highs in Dublin at 16°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Kilkenny Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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