20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and then walk around Parc Guell.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation website .

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis Museum and Erechtheion. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Corinth (Acrocorinth & Corinth Canal), Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring (in Loutra Elenis) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Plaka.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Athens due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Athens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Lion Gate, Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 13th (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubrovnik tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in March, things will get little chillier in Dubrovnik: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

3
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.
Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Abbazia di San Galgano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Modena and Castello di Monteriggioni. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Duomo di Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Castello di Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano, Duomo di Modena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Visit Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Vicenza (Piazza dei Signori & Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vicenza, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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