24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of London and HMS Belfast. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cutty Sark and The Courtauld Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Westminster, steep yourself in history at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, hunt for treasures at Borough Market, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Museum of London ©
Museum of London
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast
The Courtauld Gallery ©
The Courtauld Gallery

2
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 26th (Mon), examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planner.

Take a train from London to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Conwy Castle and The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, Manchester. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Manchester Museum and Conwy Town Walls. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Quarry Bank (in Styal), Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Manchester by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Conwy, Quarry Bank, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Quarry Bank ©
Quarry Bank
Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary ©

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Zaanse Schans and Louwman Museum The Hague. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Micropia. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam) and The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue, and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Manchester to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

The Hague, Rotterdam Centraal Station, Zaanse Schans
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Moco Museum ©
Moco Museum
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) ©

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 (Wed): learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Natural Sciences, and then steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815, and then see the interesting displays at Autoworld.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memorial Waterloo 1815
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum
Autoworld ©
Autoworld

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Carrieres des Lumieres. Get some cultural insight at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Tour Magne (in Nimes) and Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Terroir Marseillais.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Marseille takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Tour Magne
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ciutat Vella and Barcelona Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Llevant Beach and El Born. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Playa de la Pineda (in La Pineda), Pont del Diable (in Tarragona) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de la Pineda, Pont del Diable, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Llevant Beach
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda
Llevant Beach ©
Llevant Beach
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA ©
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Naval Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, wander the streets of La Latina, and then have some family-friendly fun at Fox In A Box Madrid.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid tour builder tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum of Spain ©
National Archaeological Museum of Spain
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
Naval Museum ©
Naval Museum

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at BMW Museum and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then steep yourself in history at Asamkirche.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munich attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Munich in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Munich is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

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