23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Ponte de Lima, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax in the rural setting at Arruda Pineapple Plantation, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Toronto to Ponta Delgada. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in July: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ponte de Lima.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

1
night
Ponte de Lima, Portugal

Ponte de Lima ©
Ponte de Lima, is the oldest vila in Portugal. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, then see the interesting displays at O Navio Gil Eannes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Santa Luzia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ponte de Lima trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Ponte de Lima. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ponta Delgada to Ponte de Lima. Expect little chillier evenings in Ponte de Lima when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, with lows around 17°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ponte de Lima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Viana do Castelo, Se de Braga
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Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Paco dos Duques de Braganca

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moai Beach and Sabbianera Super Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Maccarese to see Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ponte de Lima to Rome. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ponte de Lima in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, St. Peter's Basilica, Sabbianera Super Beach, Moai Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nationalpark Donau-Auen and Weinweg Langenlois. Take a break from the city and head to Allander Tropfsteinhohle and Lake Neusiedl. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip tool.

You can fly from Rome to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nationalpark Donau-Auen, Allander Tropfsteinhohle, Lake Neusiedl, Weinweg Langenlois
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Weinweg Langenlois ©
Weinweg Langenlois
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

1
day
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip maker website.

You can fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Krakow when traveling from Vienna in July, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, head off the coast to Shooters Island, then glide peacefully along the water with Pltka Boards, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Staromestske namesti and then look for all kinds of wild species at MedvEdarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

MedvEdarium
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral ©
St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tegeler See, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then kick back and relax at Strandbar Mitte, and then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin holiday site.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum and De Duif. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Red Light District, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels journey builder tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Nightlife Nature
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
La Monnaie ©
La Monnaie

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