23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, stop by A Outra Face da Lua, then hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, things will get slightly colder in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
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Avenida da Liberdade

4
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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Explore hidden gems such as La Grande Dune du Pilat and Beach of La Palmyre. Visiting Réserve Ornithologique du Teich and Le Pont du Diable will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Ecomuseum Marquèze (in Sabres), Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont (in Talmont sur Gironde) and Marche Central de Royan (in Royan). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux road trip planning website.

Fly from Lisbon to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Bordeaux due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
Ecomuseum Marquèze ©
Ecomuseum Marquèze
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères (in Ingrannes), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website.

Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bordeaux in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and De 9 Straatjes. For shopping fun, head to Albert Cuyp Market or De Kaaskamer. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
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Lille, France

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee departemental Matisse, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, then don't miss a visit to Grande Place, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire, then learn about all things military at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, then kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, and finally look for gifts at Brasserie Thiriez.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Lille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Lille are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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Musee departemental Matisse ©
Musee departemental Matisse
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille

4
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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arundel Castle and Gardens and Camber Sands. Shop till you drop at Gustamps and Alpaca Annie. Venture out of the city with trips to The White Cliffs of Dover (in Dover), Walmer Castle and Gardens (in Walmer) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Covent Garden.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Lille to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lille to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Gustamps ©
Gustamps

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