20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  6​h 45​min
5
Bremen, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), make a trip to Puerta del Sol, explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid travel route planner .

Montreal, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Isla Magica. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seville attractions app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. July in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla ©
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla
Torre del Oro ©
Torre del Oro

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Spend the 7th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and admire the masterpieces at Fundacio Joan Miro.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Barcelona to Helsinki in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bremen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
day
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bremer Rathaus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bremen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Helsinki to Bremen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites
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Bremer Rathaus ©
Bremer Rathaus

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, and stroll through Vondelpark.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Bremen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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