20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Athens, Greece
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Rome, Italy
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), make a trip to Belém Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon vacation maker site.

Curitiba, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Curitiba to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Barcelona, Spain

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 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Venice sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Petrin Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Prague reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Parks

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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, then take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Athens when traveling from Istanbul in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome online travel planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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