16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  26 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid travel route planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour planning website.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
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.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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