22 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

22 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
8
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
9
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
10
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
11
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
12
New York City, United States
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), thenget engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, thenstroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app.

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, thensample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thenexplore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally stroll around Minnewaterpark. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, examine the collection at Friet Museum, look for gifts at Rococo, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, thenpause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, thenexamine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de la Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, take in nature's colorful creations at Castle of Laeken, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), thensteep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel tool.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, thendon't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 20th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thenlook for gifts at Campolmi Roberto Filati srl, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, thenponder the design of Trevi Fountain, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, thenmake a trip to Casa Batllo, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary site.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 28th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Wineries Tours
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to London due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in May; daily highs in London reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Rockefeller Center and then go for a walk through Central Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to New York City takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in New York City reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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