33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with La Boqueria, walk around Ciutadella Park, then enjoy some diversion at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, then steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

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.
On the 30th (Fri), walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then wander the streets of Montmartre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stop by The Jordaan, stroll around Vondelpark, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures, Kilkenny Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Phoenix Park, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online visit planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in May since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geneva tour planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Geneva in 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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen trip builder website.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald online trip itinerary builder.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
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 17th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Pisa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in May, you will find days in Pisa are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Siena, Italy

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Rocca Paolina (in Perugia) and Assisi (Eremo delle Carceri, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, &more). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Siena day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning site.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, then look for gifts at Electra Raikos Exact Museum Copies, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fira road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

On the 29th (Sat), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker app.

You can fly from Fira to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fira in May since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 16°C.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.