23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Dublin is 7 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in May, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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 21st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary website .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 28th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague holiday builder website .

Fly from Florence to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in May: highs in Prague hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip builder site .

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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