20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  17 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Santiago, Chile

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid and then kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, then explore the world behind art at Museum Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Santiago, Chile to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Madrid. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Santiago in July, with highs in Madrid at 38°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Park Güell, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Milà. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Batlló.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uffizi Gallery and Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele. Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Florence hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites 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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: MOAI Beach and V Lounge Beach Club. Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and delve into the distant past at Foro di Augusto.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip generator.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Moai Beach
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Rembrandt House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at RIB Actie Scheveningen and then stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 25°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, RIB Actie Scheveningen
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Paris Plage and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris custom trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre 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 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at British Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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