21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Geneva, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the views from Tower Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally walk around Hyde Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read London day trip tool.

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to London due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in London hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris online journey builder.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online journey builder.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, and then hike along 5-Seenweg. On the next day, get great views at Gornergrat and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Zermatt takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Rome in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Electra Raikos Exact Museum Copies, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens tour builder tool.

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 difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Petřín, enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Lesser Town, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Prague online trip builder.

Fly from Athens to Prague in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Prague is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip maker.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.