20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Paris is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Paris is minus 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Saint-Tropez, France

— 1 night
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez, get a new perspective on things with Caseneuve Maxi Catamaran, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Murs Vegetaux, and finally get outside with Cap Taillat.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Saint-Tropez takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Zurich is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning app.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Positano, Italy

— 3 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Amalfi (Centro Storico, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Basilica di Sant'Antonino (in Sorrento) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walk Positano by Gabriella, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and look for gifts at La Bottega di Brunella.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Palermo, Italy

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 11th (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Conte Federico, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Palermo online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest day trip website.

Getting from Palermo to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping