20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

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 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

Plan trip to Rome with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Rome is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally get your game on at Virtua. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Jose Saramago, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with ClueZ Paris.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Attractions like Natural History Museum and Coca-Cola London Eye make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London journey maker tool.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in London

Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, then experience the excitement of TIMEQUEST Escape Rooms Copenhagen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen planning website.

Getting from London to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Copenhagen at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Bring the kids along to Fisherman's Bastion and Hungarian Parliament Building. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Ortakoy. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, make a trip to Sirkeci Station, and have some family-friendly fun at Tuzak.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning site.

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in January, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are much warmer (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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