20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get outside with Prague for Two, admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Barbara's Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary app .

Brisbane, Australia to Prague is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Prague due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St Barbara's Church ©
St Barbara's Church

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and then explore the activities along Herengracht.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montmartre and Ile Saint-Louis. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, then get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, and finally view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthauskirche, then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, and finally stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero del Duomo.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Visit San Pietro in Vincoli and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Galleria Borghese. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

Plan my day in Rome using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Anafiotika, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip app .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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