23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Phoenix Park, Irish Whiskey Museum and Cliffs of Moher. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planning site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Dublin is a bit cooler than Dusseldorf - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. On your second day here, get curious at CERN, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Geneva takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Geneva is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Geneva: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Chamonix, France

— 3 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grotte de Glace. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, get great views at Brevent Cable Car, take in panoramic vistas at Step Into the Void, and get outside with Lac Bleu.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chamonix sightseeing planner.

Drive from Geneva to Chamonix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sempione Park as well as Il Cenacolo. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco and then walk around Sempione Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 12th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Cinque Terre Trails.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre route website.

You can drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa and then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip itinerary website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Pisa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, engage your brain at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning app.

Drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Castel Sant'Elmo, Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino and Vesuvio National Park. On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino and then step into the grandiose world of Castel Sant'Elmo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vesuvio National Park, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
You've added The Magic Fountain, Placa d'Espanya, Museu Picasso, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll around Parc Guell and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 63°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22: