20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Forum as well as Trevi Fountain. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Visit Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico for their historical value. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation maker.

Louisville, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Rome due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Palazzo Vecchio to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

2
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.
On the 15th (Wed), stop by Dorsoduro, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally stop by Cannaregio. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To plan Venice vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Venice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alte Pinakothek, English Garden, Viktualienmarkt, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, thenmake a trip to Maximillianstrasse, and finally explore the activities along English Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munich day trip planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Munich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in May; daily highs in Munich reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Nature
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Île de la Cité. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, thenvisit Lower Town, and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum Quarter, Vondelpark and Dam Square. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dam Square, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, stop by The Jordaan, thenexplore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally wander the streets of Leidseplein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Museum Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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