23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville trip planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Seville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. August in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Alberche.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fenals Beach and El Born. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona). There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Coco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Platja del Coco
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Coco Beach. Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Swim with Dolphins & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice journey planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Montmartre and Ile Saint-Louis. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 16th (Sun), partake in some friendly competition at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Atomium, then delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, and finally explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
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.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and The Amstel will get you outdoors. Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to World Heritage Kinderdijk in Kinderdijk, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and explore the activities along Herengracht.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday planner.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia da Nazare and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima in Fatima (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Alfama, and step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Lisbon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Praia da Nazare
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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