23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lisbon is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games
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Rome, Italy — 2 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Zurich is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 48°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Luxembourg City.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch) and Vianden Castle (in Vianden). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Letzebuerg City Museum, Head underground at Petrusse Casemates, explore the historical opulence of Grand Ducal Palace, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.
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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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally make a trip to Rue Antoine Dansaert.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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