12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  8​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip builder .

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Madrid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in February: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning app .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and then see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip site .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Sculpture De Violist and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
day
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Rome at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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