20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Venice hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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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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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Florence trip maker.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and then explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online route builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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nights
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 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the next day, wander the streets of Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Prague online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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nights
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 29th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest tour builder website.

You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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nights
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 1st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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