20 days in Boston & Europe Itinerary

20 days in Boston & Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Boston & Europe Itinerary

Start: Augusta, United States
Drive:  30 min
1
Boston, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  10 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
End: Augusta, United States

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Boston, United States

Boston
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Boston road trip planner.

Augusta to Boston is an approximately 3-hour car ride. May in Boston sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Museums
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, then take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the London trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Boston to London takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in May: highs in London hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

You can fly from London to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Venice. Traveling from London in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 72°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip site .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Orvieto and San Pietro in Vincoli. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome vacation builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Civita di Bagnoregio, Duomo di Orvieto, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Big Ben and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Tower Bridge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arundel Castle and Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London travel route planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arundel Castle and Gardens
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

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