21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 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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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Sabatini, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid online travel route planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Madrid. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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.
On the 10th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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 (Mon): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Bern takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Bern reach 78°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 18th (Sun): stroll around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bern to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bern in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Antwerp takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London online journey planner.

Getting from Antwerp to London by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Antwerp to London due to the time zone difference. In July in London, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27: