16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
day
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get outside with Riddarholmen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm online travel planner .

New York City, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Stockholm reach 50°F and lows reach 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Berlin online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh holiday app .

Fly from Berlin to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London tour builder .

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
On the 24th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, walk around Parc Guell, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Barcelona at 66°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the striking features of Retiro Park, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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