20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

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 Passeig de Gracia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Museu Picasso. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and stop by Cellarer.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

San Jose, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from San Jose to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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, don't miss a visit to 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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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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 find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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 Catacombe di San Callisto and V Lounge Beach Club. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, 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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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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. Do your shopping at Riva Harbor and Filigran Split. Palazzo di Diocleziano and Cathedral of Saint Domnius will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Origin Croatian Cosmetics (in Omis) and Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, stroll around Marjan Park, hunt for treasures at Split Market, and stop by Nadalina cokolada.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Split route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Split in 5 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Split

Nightlife Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Origin Croatian Cosmetics, Historic City of Trogir
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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 St. Vitus Cathedral. DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Lobkowicz Palace will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, savor the flavors at Prague for Two, and take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Split to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Prague is little chillier than Split - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

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

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, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of 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 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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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