20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich road trip app.

Vancouver, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Zurich, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and Ponte dei Sospiri. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Venice is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Piazza della Signoria and Basilica of Santa Croce. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Explore hidden gems such as Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation maker website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, thentake a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online journey planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Santa Cruz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, thendon't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, and finally browse the exhibits of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Madrid road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, thensee where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Montmartre. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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