22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Paris, France

1
night
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 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico, don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then head off the coast to Isola Tiberina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary planning website .

Paris, France to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then explore the activities along Marina di Puolo, then see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reggia di Caserta.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples trip maker website .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Marina di Puolo, Reggia di Caserta, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Marina di Puolo ©
Marina di Puolo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence journey builder app .

Getting from Naples to Florence by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
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 7th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Torcello Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Torcello Island ©
Torcello Island

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the landmark architecture of Parthenon, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens attractions app .

Fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in October, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 10th (Sat), kick back and relax at Banje Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sveti Jakov Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Rector's Palace and then head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Dubrovnik, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Chateau d'If.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Marseille takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Parc Balneaire du Prado ©
Parc Balneaire du Prado

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alhambra, then relax and float downstream with Rafting SaltaRios, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): relax in sumptuous surroundings at Hammam Al Andalus Granada, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then steep yourself in history at Generalife.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Granada journey builder site .

Getting from Marseille to Granada by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Granada, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
night
Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara and then stroll through Cala Finestrat Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alicante sightseeing site .

You can drive from Granada to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Alicante. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cala Finestrat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cala Finestrat Beach ©
Cala Finestrat Beach
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

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.
Relax by the water at Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Alicante to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Alicante in October, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Castelo de S. Jorge and Park and National Palace of Pena are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta da Regaleira and Belém Tower. Step out of Lisbon to go to Cascais and see Guincho Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route app .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Guincho Beach
Highlights from your plan
Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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