21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  3​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid attractions planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Madrid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker website .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Nice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marineland, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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Getting from Nice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Zurich is little chillier than Nice - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square. On the next day, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, and then kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corfu Town road trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Corfu Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in Corfu Town reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paleokastritsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, 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 landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel site .

Getting from Corfu Town to Florence by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corfu Town to Florence due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Corfu Town in October since evenings lows in Florence dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

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
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Fornillo and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ravello road trip app .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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