Well, it happened! After months of fantasizing followed by months of saving, planning, and booking, I just returned from a nearly perfect three weeks in Europe. This was a much-needed vacation in both the short-term and long-term of my life, and I am so excited to tell you all about it.
Much of why is purely selfish: I want to relive the moments, so I can hold on to that vacation afterglow as long as possible. But I also don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who has obsessed over every last detail of a vacation as much as I have with this one. So I definitely want to share what I learned, in the hopes that it can help you have as wonderful a time on your trip as I did on mine.
This was my very first trip to Europe, so I packed in a ton of the highlights that many first-time visitors want to see. So it’ll take me a while to get through writing about the whole adventure! Below you’ll find my travel itinerary; I plan on writing a post about each day, and I’ll update this itinerary with direct links to those posts as I complete them.
So please check back soon. And if you have any questions about any of these spots, feel free to ask me in the comments! I’ll be sure to comment back or add the answer to my post.
Itinerary: Three Weeks in Europe
Day 1: Arrival, British Library
Day 2: Tower of London, Afternoon Tea at the Ritz, Les Misérables on the West End
Day 3: British Museum, Book of Mormon on the West End
Day 4: State Room at Buckingham Palace, Dennis Severs’ House, BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall
Day 1: Arrival, French Cheese & Wine Workshop
Day 2: Palais Garnier, Shakespeare & Company, American Ballet Theater at Opéra Bastille
Day 3: Catacombs of Paris, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise
Day 4: Disneyland Paris
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Amalfi Coast
Day 3: Pompeii
Day 4: Naples Archaeological Museum, Herculaneum, Food Tour of Sorrento
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Alcázar of Seville, Flamenco Show
Day 3: General Archive of the Indies, Church of El Salvador, Seville Cathedral, History and Tapas Tour
Day 1: Arrival, Tapas Tour
Day 2: Huertas Food Tour, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Day 3: Naval Museum, Prado Museum
Day 4: Chocolatería San Ginés, Reina Sofia Museum, Otello at Teatro Real
Featured Image: The beautiful seaside town of Positano, on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. Photo by The Hopeful Traveler.