20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
6
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Palace and Fotografiska. Popular historic sites such as Stockholm Old Town and Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, and see the interesting displays at Skansen.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Stockholm is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In July, Stockholm is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Coco Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Croisette and Vieille Ville. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews in La Napoule-Plage--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site .

You can fly from Stockholm to Nice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, La Croisette, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip website .

Fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Venice, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Galleria Borghese and Pantheon. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Vigne di Raito and Duomo di Ravello. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ravello online trip planner .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Ravello are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Lido Capo di Conca, Villa Romana e Antiquarium
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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