24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Lucca, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Volterra, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial as well as Puerta del Sol. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Cava Baja Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to The Walls of Avila and Plaza Mayor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente & Catedral de Avila). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid vacation maker site.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Bogota in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Born, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at San Giorgio Maggiore and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Lucca, Italy

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and finally admire the natural beauty at Palazzo Pfanner.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucca trip maker.

Traveling by car from Florence to Lucca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Volterra.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Volterra, Italy

— 2 nights
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo dei Priori, view the masterpieces at Societa Cooperativa Artieri Alabastro, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally don't miss a visit to Rossi Alabastri Volterra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Corbucci, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacro Monte San Vivaldo, then see the interesting displays at Museo delle miniere, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Viti.

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You can drive from Lucca to Volterra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Siena, Italy

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico di Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally don't miss a visit to Via di Citta. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archivio di Stato, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

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You can drive from Volterra to Siena in an hour. May in Siena sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Montepulciano, Italy

— 3 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Val d'Orcia and Belvedere di Cortona. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Maria del Calcinaio and Sant'Agostino. Venture out of the city with trips to Cortona (Santa Margherita, Cortona & Chiesa San Francesco). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Piccolomini, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montepulciano road trip website.

You can drive from Siena to Montepulciano in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montepulciano to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 31: