22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Corfu Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Conciergerie, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday planning app.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Monastery, wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Corfu Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Corfu Town. December in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Agia Paraskevi Monastery
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

1
night
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of the Jewish Community.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest journey maker tool.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Bucharest in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Corfu Town in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Bucharest: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of History of the Jewish Community ©
Museum of History of the Jewish Community
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Muzeul National al Satului
Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shoes on the Danube Bank and Szechenyi Lanchid. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bucharest to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In December in Budapest, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

1
night
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kiev road trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Kiev in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Kiev due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in January, expect Kiev to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. Topography of Terror and Neues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kiev to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kiev to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
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.
Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, and see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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