22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Baghdad, Iraq
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Baghdad, Iraq

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Barceloneta, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, and finally stop by CELLARER. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Park Güell, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nova Mar Bella beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Baghdad in November, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Genoa.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Take a break from the city and head to Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca and Baia del Silenzio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Spianata Castelletto. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Nonna Carli - Azienda Agricola del Passo del Turchino and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa itinerary builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Genoa by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect nights in Genoa to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca, Baia del Silenzio
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Dalmas Le Selvage and Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs. Visiting Lérins Islands and Paloma Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Paloma Beach, Tete de Chien, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Lérins Islands
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Saint Dalmas Le Selvage ©
Saint Dalmas Le Selvage
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs ©
Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and Kirche Enge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg and Seebad Enge. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche & Mt Pilatus). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich travel planner.

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in November, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg
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Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg ©
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to English Garden and Alpspitz. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Tegernsee and Flaucher. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), examine the collection at Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House, and look for gifts at Ludwig Beck AG.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munich vacation builder.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alpspitz, Lake Tegernsee
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English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alpspitz ©
Alpspitz

3
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.
On the 30th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Lobkowicz Palace. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town (Stare Mesto), contemplate the long history of Old Town Square, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Vrtbovská zahrada.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Prague trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Prague are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
De Duif ©
De Duif
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

1
night
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hamburg vacation trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Hamburg by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt
St. Petri Kirche ©
St. Petri Kirche

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nyhavn and Kastellet. Explore hidden gems such as Gudmindrup Beach and Tivoli Gardens. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take a stroll through Stroeget, and take in panoramic vistas at The Round Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Copenhagen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gudmindrup Beach
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Gudmindrup Beach ©
Gudmindrup Beach
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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