27 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

27 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hondarribia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Vancouver, Canada

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Do your shopping at Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology. Step off the beaten path and head to Vancouver Downtown and Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Stanley Park, stroll through Kitsilano Beach, and explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vancouver sightseeing app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Vancouver International Airport and Victoria International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes, and look for gifts at De Kaaskamer.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker app.

You can fly from Vancouver to Amsterdam in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 4 nights

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Bilbao, Spain

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Casco Viejo and Sacred Heart Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palacio de La Magdalena and Playa Galizano. Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: Isla (Playa del Sable & Playa de Candado) and Playa de Langre (in Langre). There's more to do: look for gifts at Lupita.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao trip app.

Getting from Paris to Bilbao by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bilbao are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hondarribia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hondarribia, Spain

— 1 night
Hondarribia is a town situated on the west shore of Bidasoa river's mouth, in Gipuzkoa, in Basque Country, Spain.The border town is sited on a little promontory facing Hendaye over the Txingudi bay. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a short side trip with Navegavela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Esteban, then make a trip to Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Juncal, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro de la Plata.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hondarribia online route planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Hondarribia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Hondarribia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Hondarribia

Tours · Transportation · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Parc de Montjuic and Museu Picasso. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Passeig de Gracia. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Hondarribia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hondarribia in August, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Visit Stirling Castle and National Wallace Monument for their historical value. Head to Buchanan Street and Merchant Cityfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Doune Castle (in Doune), Falkirk Wheel (in Falkirk) and The Old Town Jail (in Stirling). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow day trip app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.