20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning app.

Boise, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Boise to Paris. While traveling from Boise, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
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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.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 12th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sogukcesme Sokak, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Szabadsag Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip maker tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days in Budapest, with highs around 61°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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