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Are you traveling to Europe and looking for the perfect Europe itinerary?

If so, this is the right place to start.

We, as usual european travelers, have created this post to guide you through Europe. This complete and detailed Europe itinerary includes the top european places to visit, minimising distances and time wasted traveling, so you can make the most of your time.

It also includes essencial travel tips that will help you planning and booking your trips, and designed city itineraries, with the main highlights in every destinationa selection of best accommodation.

As you can see, we have done all the meaty part, now the trip plan is done, you just need to read and then book your next adventure in Europe!

Is the Eurail Pass worth it?2020-01-04T12:33:33+02:00

In most cases, you still can save money with the Eurail pass.

Plan ahead and pay attention to the night trains, where you can save extra money on accommodation while traveling.

How many countries can I visit in Europe in 2 weeks?2020-01-04T12:30:04+02:00

Although that will depend on how fast you want to visit, normally you will need to allow an average of 2 days per destination. You also need to take into account the days you are traveling.

How do I plan an itinerary in Europe?2020-01-04T12:28:15+02:00
  1. Check when is the best to visit Europe
  2. Check your options on how to get to Europe
  3. Select the places you will like to visit and place them on the map
  4. Decide what is the best way to move around and from one point to another.
  5. Check for the accommodation.

Europe Itinerary Planning Tips

planning trip

Planning your Europe itinerary in advance is vital as it means, saving a lot of money. If you know the dates you are going to travel to Europe, you can then start booking some transport tickets, accommodation (with free cancelation is advisable) and apply for a visa if needed.

We recommend to book in advance specially when you are visiting Europe during the peak season, like summer or Christmas, otherwise, you might struggle finding decent accommodation or transport during the dates you need it.

Bellow you will find useful information to help you planning your trip successfully, let’s see what they are.

Best time to visit Europe

Europe is a destination that you can visit Europe all year round. There is always something going on in each season; if you decide to visit Europe during summer -peak season- chances are, sunny days, longer days, the perfect time to go to the beach, summer events… and a lot of visitors. If you go during the winter season, you can enjoy snow sports, Christmas Markets, northern lights, and parades.

There is always something worth to visit at any time of the year. Something you need to be aware of before traveling to Europe is, that there are big differences between the weather in the southern countries and the northern ones.

For example, during the summer season, temperatures can rise to thirty-something degrees in the southern countries. However, it is very unlikely to happen in the northern ones, where it can be very cold, even if it’s summer.

Having mentioned that, once you know the dates of your trip to Europe, you should check the temperatures and pack accordingly.

How to get to Europe.

The best way to get to Europe is by plane. Airports in Europe are quite modern and normally fast and easy to get to them.

For the recommended Europe itinerary, we are going to start in London. London has 6 major international airports, all of them have connections to the city center in an average time of 45 minutes.

It doesn’t matter which airport you choose to fly to, it depends on the price of your ticket, choose the cheapest, as it makes no difference.

Lastly, to get the best prices, we recommend you to use Skyscanner, they have the best deals.

Compare airlines, dates and prices all in one place with Skyscanner

How to move around in Europe. 

Pro-tip. To find the best routes and deals, check Omnio. They are specialists in finding the best ways to move around in Europe with the most competitive prices.

Where to stay in Europe. Best websites to find top accommodation

Choosing the right place where to stay during your trip to Europe is really important as a complement of a heavenly experience.  Here have listed the best websites to find the best accommodation during your trip.

  • Booking.com. Booking.com is one of the most trustworthy websites to book accommodation. Here you can find the best accommodation by checking the location, reviews, services, and price. Here you can also find flash offers with amazing discounts and, very important, some accommodation offer free cancellation, in case you change your plans.
  • Agoda.com. Agoda.com is another website to find accommodation with the best deals. Here you can also check customer reviews, location, and services. We would recommend you to check both sites to find the best deals.
  • Hostel World. With Hostel World you can find the best hostels all around the world. This is a great choice if you are traveling on a budget or if you’re a solo- traveler, as you will have the opportunity to meet lots of travelers in the hostels.
  • Airbnb. Airbnb offers marvelous and unique accommodations mostly everywhere. From normal apartments to luxury treehouses in the woods, or stunning villas, even an unusual stay in a boat… The difference between Airbnb and other platforms is that the accommodation offered here, belongs to particulars, so you contact them directly through the app. Now you can also book top experiences with Airbnb. If you want to get €25 off your home-booking click here.
  • Couchsurfing. This platform offers you the opportunity to be hosted by a local in their house. This way you can not only make more friends but also, discover the places from an inside point of view. For us, it is an excellent way of traveling.
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Europe Itinerary travel resources.

During your trip to Europe there are some travel resources that you will need. If you would like to download the full travel resources list to keep it on your phone click here, it could be a great tool for you when traveling. In the meantime, we will show you some other travel resources that you might need.

Book your flights

We always use Skyscanner to find the best flight deals, specially when we haven’t been able to book in advance, with Skyscanner we can still find the best prices. You can use it to find intern flights or international flights.

Visa Regulations

To check the visa requirements and regulations, check iVisa, a trustworthy and transparent service to get your visa effortless and efficiently. We recommend you to check whether you need to get a visa or not for your trip to Europe, and if you need it, this is a great place to get it sorted.

Maps online and offline

To get the best maps of the cities, download the Citty mapper App. This app only works in some cities, so check when you arrive if the city is available. If it is, you are lucky! As this app shows you the best ways to move around, the distance, the time it takes and you can use the public transport offline.

Another option to get your map of the citty even when you’re offline, is to download maps.me this app is an absulte asset when you don’t have internet. The only thing you need to remember, is to download the map when you have internet in order to used it later.

City Tours and Experiences

The best way to get to know a destination is by walking around with a local that can tell you interesting facts about the place. We love to book walking tours when we visit a place for the first time and we also love to complete our trips booking some experiences. We recommend you to used GetYourGuide. This platform shows you all the activities that are going on in the places you visit. It is a great way to book tours in advance as well as local experiences. Also if you would like to surprise someone during your trip, you can check your options here.

Currency and Exchange Converter

Another essential for us is to have a good currency and exchange converter in our phones. This way is easy to know how much you are paying when traveling and to keep track of your expenses. We always use XE Converter as it is easy to use and you can combine different currencies.

Car Rental

Another way to move around Europe as we mentioned before is by renting a car. It is very important to book you car with a trusted company otherwise, your trip can get ruined. We always use Rentalcar. as you can find here the best prices and there are more than 180 companies all around the world to choose.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you to get a great travel insurance when you are traveling abroad, specially for this kind of trips. From our experience, we know how important it is to have someone that can help us if we have a problem on the road, and that is why we always buy our travel insurance with World Nomads. For us, travel insurance is an essential thing for our trips. If you would like to  get your quote, click here.

Complete 3-week Europe Itinerary.

Let’s get your Europe itinerary started!

This Europe itinerary is meant to cover the main sightseeing spots and some other special places in Europe, including day to day itineraries in the cities and recommended accommodation.

It has been especially created for first time visitors that want to get a bit of everything from this amazing destination.

1. London, England

London Europe Itinerary

We have to say that after living in London, we know the city pretty well. The cosmopolitan city of London is splurged with impressive landmarks, such as the Big Ben or the Tower of London. Stunning parks to go for a walk like Hyde Park, St. James or Regents Park.

It also owns some of the most complete art collections and masterpieces in its renowned museums like the British Museum or the National Gallery. In London you will also find vibrant neighbourhoods, awarded international restaurants and unique bars. London is one of the unmissable cities in your Europe itinerary.

For more detailed information about London, check this  helpful post: 3-day London Itinerary. The best things to see and do. 

If you are visiting London, don’t forget to check The best Christmas Market in London in 2019.

Day 1

  • St, Paul’s Cathedral

  • Borough Market

  • London Bridge

  • The Shard

  • Tower Bridge

  • St Katharine Docks Marina

  • Tower of London

  • Skygarden

Day 2

  • Buckingham Palace

  • St Jame’s Park

  • Westminster Abbey

  • Westminster Bridge

  • Coca-Cola London Eye

  • Trafalgar Square

  • Picadilly Circus

  • Regent Street

2. Paris, France

Paris Europe Itinerary

Paris is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Also known as the city of love, Paris is famous for its stylish display of sublime architecture and monuments, distinguished and sophisticated gastronomy and exceptional museums.

Paris offers its the oportunity to stroll trough the parisian neighbourhoods and experience the magic of this city. Visitors can also enjoy romantic boat rides, breathtaking attractions, authentic cabaret shows… As you can see there are so many reasons to visit this destination.

Day 1

  • Louvre

  • Jardins Tuileries

  • Petit Palais

  • Grande Palais

  • Pont Alexandre III

  • Champs-Élysées

  • Arc de Triomphe

  • Montmatre

Day 2

  • Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Panthéon

  • Luxembourg Gardens