24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Pontianak, Indonesia
Fly:  28​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
9
Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Pontianak, Indonesia

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): wander the streets of Red Light District and then stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee.

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

Pontianak, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Pontianak to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Pontianak in December, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally shop like a local with Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Seine.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris custom trip planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Saint Dalmas Le Selvage and Castel Plage. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Cannes to see Lérins Islands about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Lérins Islands, Saint Dalmas Le Selvage
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Milà, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, and finally take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Coco Sevilla, look for gifts at Zaguán 24, stop by Malanga, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Triana, then look for gifts at Productos de la Sierra, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seville vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Seville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Historic Sites
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Zaguan 24 ©
Zaguan 24
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Mercado de Triana ©
Mercado de Triana

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the galleries of Museo Giorgio Kienerk, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Blu, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, look for gifts at Zazzi, then take in panoramic vistas at Guinigi Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa custom trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Pisa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in Pisa at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lucca, Museo Giorgio Kienerk
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Camposanto ©
Camposanto
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Museo Giorgio Kienerk ©
Museo Giorgio Kienerk

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Doges' Palace and Cannaregio. Get some cultural insight at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Isola di Burano, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pisa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pisa in January: highs in Venice hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, look for gifts at Atelier Classe, then look for gifts at Florence Shop 4 It, then look for gifts at I'Mago, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, stop by Paolo Penko Bottega Orafa - Goldsmith Workshop, look for gifts at L'Arte dei Ciompi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and finally view the masterpieces at Iguarnieri Art Gallery Studio.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, learn about winemaking at Azienda Vinicola Sorrentino, then get engrossed in the history at Antiquarium and Excavations, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Faito e Panorama, and finally delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei. On the next day, take a stroll around Forum at Pompeii, delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Commerciale La Cartiera, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii tour planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pompeii takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pompeii when traveling from Florence in January, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Antiquarium and Excavations, Sorrentino Vini, Monte Faito e Panorama, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Antica Caciara, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Livata, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Pietrasecca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Oasi Naturista and then kick back and relax at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oasi Naturista, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Grotte di Pietrasecca, Monte Livata
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Oasi Naturista ©
Oasi Naturista
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Monte Livata ©
Monte Livata

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