20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Naschmarkt, admire the natural beauty at Schoenbrunn Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then examine the collection at Haus der Musik, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna custom trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Vienna is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Vienna is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in September, with highs in Vienna at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, and then shop like a local with The Cloth Hall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Vienna to Krakow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Krakow when traveling from Vienna in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Vrtbovská zahrada.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Prague itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Topography of Terror and then examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip generator.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. September in Berlin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of De Negen Straatjes, meet the residents at Natura Artis Magistra, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for gifts at La Maison des Maitres Chocolatiers Belges, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

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.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, and then make a trip to Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rodin Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary builder.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Batlló, then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, and finally examine the collection at Casa Milà. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palatine Hill and St. Clement Basilica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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