21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monte-Carlo
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Bus to Nice, Fly to Paris Orly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

2
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Vatican City, Italy

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 20th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Governatorato, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Redemptoris Mater, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vatican City attractions planner.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In December, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

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Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally stroll the grounds of Camposanto.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pisa road trip planning website.

You can fly from Vatican City to Pisa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

3
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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more) and Verona (Liston, Arena di Verona, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pisa in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 27th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor, pause for some photo ops at Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue, then admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo tour itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Venice to Monte-Carlo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, expect Monte-Carlo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Paris, France

City of Light

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 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, examine the collection at The British Museum, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip builder tool.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.