22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Drive to Humberside Airport, Fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip app.

Sutton-on-Sea, UK to Madrid is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sutton-on-Sea to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Madrid, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at La Bastide Saint Louis, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, then stop by Cité de Carcassonne, and finally take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne route planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Carcassonne to Rome in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with a short trip to Riederalp in Riederalp (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Laderach, and hit the slopes at Trockener Steg.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Zermatt by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.