20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam. In May, Amsterdam is colder than Jakarta - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 29th (Fri), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris route builder .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take in the pleasant sights at Passeig de Gracia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online tour planner .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary website .

Fly from Barcelona to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Pantheon. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Via Condotti, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then shop like a local with Petit Prince Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Ravello Arte, then get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, and finally view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravello online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Ravello to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and Pandora Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Ermou Street and Ioannidou Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Street Market Tripoli (in Tripoli) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, view the masterpieces at Eleni Marneri Galerie, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Ravello to Athens takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ravello to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ravello in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Street Market Tripoli
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally wander the streets of Sultanahmet District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in June; daily highs in Istanbul reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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