21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Champs-Elysees. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stop by Le Marais, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation builder tool.

Houston, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes, wander the streets of La Croisette, and then view the masterpieces at Galerie du Faune. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Vieille Ville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, then steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Galerie du Faune
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

2
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.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online tour planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and then make a trip to Villa Rufolo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ravello online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Ravello to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fornillo
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, then wander the streets of Plaka, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens day trip planning site.

You can fly from Ravello to Athens in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ravello in July, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Istanbul at 84°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dali Theatre-Museum and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Istanbul to Barcelona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
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Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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