16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planning app.

Boston, USA to Madrid is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Boston in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Sant Feliu de Guixols (Ca l'Angel & Scuba & Snorkeling), Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stop by Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip site.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
On the 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train 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.
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague road trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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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 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip maker.

Fly from Prague to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 1 night

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Skansen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

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Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Stockholm are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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