21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Piazza del Campo
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 ©
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.
On the 21st (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague vacation maker site .

Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Prague reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

5
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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