20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: San Jose, United States
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h
End: New York City, United States


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barri de Gracia, Ciutat Vella, Ultramarinos Bar, and other attractions you added. For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Cellarer. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona planning website.

San Jose, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dorsoduro, Ponte dei Sospiri, Gallerie dell'Accademia, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, stop by Dorsoduro, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice journey site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Piazzale Michelangelo, Campanile di Giotto, Ponte Vecchio, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, see We Like Tuscany, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence online visit planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Shop till you drop at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and V Lounge Beach Club. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel route planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You've added Regina Del Formaggio, Carta Magica Split, COX bar Split, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Galerija Mestrovic and Palazzo di Diocleziano. Do your shopping at Filigran Split and Nadalina cokolada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Origin Croatian Cosmetics (in Omis). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, hunt for treasures at Split Market, stroll around Marjan Park, and wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip itinerary site.

Getting from Rome to Split by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Nightlife Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Origin Croatian Cosmetics
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Putalj Winery ©
Putalj Winery
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, look for gifts at Manufaktura, savor the flavors at Prague for Two, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Prague road trip site.

You can fly from Split to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Split in May, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Montmartre as well as Palace of Versailles. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, shop like a local with Le Marais, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and finally stop by Montmartre. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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