22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 4 nights
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Playa Blanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
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Costa Adeje, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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 24th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, contemplate the long history of Philippe-Chatrier Court, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, then take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, and then take in the views from Pont-Neuf.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Basilica, then walk around Westerpark, and then admire the landmark architecture of De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Haveselskabs Have, take in nature's colorful creations at Landbohojskolens Have, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinitatis Kirke, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tarnet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Boserup Skov, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hedeland, and then kick back and relax at Kastrup Sea bath.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.
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Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Beaches
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel. Keep things going the next day: walk around Schlosspark Laxenburg, then stroll around Doblhoff Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Vienna Woods.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Syracuse.
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Parks · Nature
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Syracuse, Italy — 4 nights

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riserva Naturale fiume Ciane and Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo. Take a break from the city and head to Anaktoron di Pantalica and Sampieri. Change things up with these side-trips from Syracuse: Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo (in Santa Maria del Focallo), Sbarcatore dei Turchi (in Augusta) and Avola (Spiaggia Pantanello & Spiaggia di Gallina). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, get outside with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), and explore the historical opulence of Eurialo Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Syracuse takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Playa Blanca.
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Playa Blanca, Spain — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Playa del Janubio. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Atlantico Underwater Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Maritimo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quemada.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Blanca travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Playa Blanca takes 10 hours. Traveling from Syracuse to Playa Blanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Playa Blanca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 2 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Zeus Dive Center, then get a dose of the wild on Camello Safari Duna Oasis, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Barranco de Mogan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, trek along Area Recreativa de La Laguna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Melenara.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Playa Blanca to Maspalomas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Costa Adeje.
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Costa Adeje, Spain — 3 nights

Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Get outdoors at Mola Mola Tenerife Sailing and La Caleta. Discover out-of-the-way places like WaterBuggy Fun and Playa Blanca. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Puerto Colon and stroll through Playa del Bobo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Costa Adeje, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
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Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.
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