21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rome, Italy
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

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

If you are flying in from Bahrain, the closest major airports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

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 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg) and Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and make a trip to Romer.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Frankfurt is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Würzburg Residence, Schloss Heidelberg
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Atomium, make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then admire the striking features of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Brussels travel planning site .

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Brussels, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Step out of Geneva to go to Veytaux and see Chateau de Chillon, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Geneva when traveling from Paris in November, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Geneva to Istanbul. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Geneva in December, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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