20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reno, United States
Fly:  23 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
+5
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train + Bus:  8 h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Reno, United States

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder site.

Reno, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Reno to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Reno, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Ravello.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visit Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Duomo di Ravello for their historical value. Head to Nana' Positano and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Fornillo). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, and kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Ravello by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Colle del Gianicolo.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena are in your itinerary. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Piazza del Campo in Siena, approximately Siena away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 53°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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