23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  4​h
1
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then glide peacefully along 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 admire the masterpieces at Las Duenas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Seville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

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

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 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche.

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Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
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.
Get in touch with nature at Fenals Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Relax by the water at Lloret Beach and Platja del Coco. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Girona Cathedral (Catedral) in Girona, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, get curious at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and wander the streets of El Born.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Platja del Coco, Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
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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

Nice ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Get in touch with nature at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Nice to go to Mandelieu-la-Napoule and see Swim with Dolphins, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Nice route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 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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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Montmartre and Ile Saint-Louis. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris online itinerary builder .

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Atomium, take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then stop by Pierre Marcolini, and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Herengracht. Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and The Amstel. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to World Heritage Kinderdijk in Kinderdijk--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. 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
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Praia da Nazare and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima in Fatima, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, browse the exhibits of Igreja de Sao Roque, take a stroll through Alfama, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough 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
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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