22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Drive to Chessy
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Chessy, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Funtastic Emporda and Playa de La Barceloneta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Montana de Montserrat (in Montserrat) and Eoliskite (in L'Estartit). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with La Boqueria, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and get outside with Turisme Actiu.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of Via Condotti, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, get a taste of local nightlife at Paciotti Salumeria, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally hunt for treasures at Porta Portese.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 24th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan day trip planning website.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, expect Milan to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. Shop till you drop at Manufaktura and Gallery of Steel Figures. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schwarzenberg Palace, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at A|X Praha Palladium.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Prague journey planner.

You can fly from Milan to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Prague hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and The American Book Centerfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Tour Delft - Private Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Delft to see Maria van Jessekerk about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, look for all kinds of wild species at Ilperveld, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, then contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chessy.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Chessy, France

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrieres de Glay, admire the landmark architecture of Couvent de la Tourette, and then contemplate the long history of Village de Charnay. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Village de Lachassagne, then see the interesting displays at Tour du Telegraphe Chappe, then stroll through Labyland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Salva Terra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chessy tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brussels to Chessy. In January, daily temperatures in Chessy can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Chessy

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then explore the activities along Seine River, and then take a stroll through Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday tool.

Explore your travel options from Chessy to Paris with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.