20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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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, The Netherlands
— 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.
On the 11th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien, and finally examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Vienna is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Vienna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in September since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to 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): contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, and then shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Krakow day trip planning website.

You can fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then make a trip to The Vrtba Garden.

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You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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 explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Leidseplein, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online day trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow 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): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a 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), admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. 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.
On the 24th (Sun), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. Attractions like Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome journey builder website.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can 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
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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