20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Newark, United States


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3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker tool .

Newark, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to London is 5 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
On the 6th (Tue), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Prague is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Krakow travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Krakow, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest route planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Getting from Florence to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 59°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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