21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, walk around Phoenix Park, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. In August, Dublin is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then walk around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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 8th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©

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 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul attractions planning site.

Getting from Athens to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get slightly colder in Istanbul: highs are around 85°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, examine the collection at Skansen, explore the engaging exhibits at Junibacken, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Stockholm takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in August; daily highs in Stockholm reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

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