20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+3
Subway + Train + Fly + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, stop by Hoxton Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

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New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

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Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, and then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): visit Old Town, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech.

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You can fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto. On the next day, stroll through Lio Piccolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lio Piccolo
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

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Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, wander the streets of Trastevere, and then take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker website.

Take a train from Verona to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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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.
Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional will appeal to museum buffs. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Carrer de Montcada.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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