23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Medellin, Colombia
Fly:  15 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Medellin, Colombia

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Medellin to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Medellin in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
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 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and then don't miss a visit to Atomium. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vianden, don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally make a trip to Place d'Armes. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, don't miss a visit to Barrio Grund, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City visit planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

2
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, appreciate the history behind Anonymous Pedestrians, and then take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally stroll around Park Poludniowy.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw day trip app .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Wroclaw by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. July in Wroclaw sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Vrtba Garden, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip site .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Zagreb is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka).

To see traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zagreb online journey planner .

You can drive from Budapest to Zagreb in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Zagreb are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka)
Walking tours
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave), Bled (Bled Island & Bled Castle) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's much more to do: stroll around Tivoli Park, take in the views from Triple Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Seminary Palace and Library, and don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Zagreb to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Postojna, Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 19th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Milan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Milan to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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