22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Little Museum of Dublin and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, and browse the exhibits of Gallery of Photography.

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

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Dublin is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 4 hours. Traveling from San Juan in December, expect Dublin to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
The Little Museum of Dublin ©
The Little Museum of Dublin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, step into the grandiose world of Tower of London Ice Rink, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of Leidseplein. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning website.

Fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Vienna at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

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

You can fly from Vienna to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Vienna in December, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Cupola di San Pietro are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Louis of the French and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Conciergerie, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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