17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Munich, Germany
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary builder app.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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 27th (Tue), stop by Temple Bar, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Spire, then don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and finally walk around Phoenix Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Glasgow.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Pollok Country Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Glasgow day trip site.

You can fly from Dublin to Glasgow in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder.

Getting from Glasgow to Barcelona by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Glasgow to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Câmara Municipal). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
On the 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munich itinerary builder.

Fly from Lisbon to Munich in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Munich is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Munich to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning tool.

You can fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Munich in January, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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