20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
4
Cannes, France
— 4 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation builder website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Amsterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colombo in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Montmartre and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plage de Jean Blanc and Plage de Gigaro. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Notre Dame des Pins. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle), Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Saint-Clair) and Plage de Sylvabelle (in La Croix-Valmer).

Make your Cannes itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Paris to Cannes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Cannes hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Plage de l'Escalet, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Fly from Cannes to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Villa d'Este. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Villa d'Este
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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