22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Tossa de Mar (Museu De La Cuina De La Costa Catalana, Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, and take in the exciting artwork at Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. Let the collections at Musei Capitolini and Palazzo Doria Pamphilj capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Forum of Augustus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina della Famiglia, then examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and finally explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vatican City day trip site.

Vatican City is very close to Rome. In September, daytime highs in Vatican City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vatican City to Munich in 10.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vatican City in September: high temperatures in Munich hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Museum Appenzell. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte and Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Appenzell (Kunstmuseum Appenzell & St Mauritius Church), Appenzeller Schaukaserei (in Stein) and Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zurich itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Frans Hals Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Anne Frank House and Louwman Museum The Hague capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (The Corrie ten Boom House, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stop by The Jordaan, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam online route planner.

Fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Versailles and Fondation Claude Monet. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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