27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Train to Saint-Louis, Shuttle to Basel, Fly to Vienna
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Kaunas, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route tool.

San Antonio, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Antonio to Rome. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in June; daily highs in Rome reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid route maker site.

You can fly from Rome to Madrid in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Colmar, France

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Bring the kids along to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and La Volerie des Aigles. Get out of town with these interesting Colmar side-trips: La Saboterie de la Bresse (in La Bresse) and Lac de Gerardmer (in Gerardmer). There's much more to do: stroll through NaturoparC - Hunawihr, see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet, admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, and don't miss a visit to Old Town.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colmar tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Colmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Colmar sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Colmar

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight from Colmar to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 13th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Krakow holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krakow, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kaunas.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Kaunas, Lithuania

— 2 nights
Situated between the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas is known for its old town, which, though smaller than the capital's, is in much better condition.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazaislis Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then explore the historical opulence of Kaunas Castle, then visit Old Town Kaunas, and finally examine the collection at Devil's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Atomic KGB Bunker, then contemplate the long history of Ninth Fort, then examine the collection at National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kaunas online trip builder.

Fly from Krakow to Kaunas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Kaunas are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Kaunas

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

Before you visit Riga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Kaunas to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Vasa Museum and Drottningholm Palace. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, enjoy fun for all ages at Grona Lunds Tivoli, get outside with Riddarholmen, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Riga to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our London tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to London is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then walk around Phoenix Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, visit Temple Bar, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Dublin reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25: