22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  8​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Naples, Italy
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  3​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

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 striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Palau Guell, walk around Parc Guell, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder .

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
day
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Naples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

7
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.
Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa d'Este, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome holiday maker .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Rome sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with a short trip to La Citta Alta in Bergamo (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

La Citta Alta
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate the long history 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 the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence road trip site .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in October, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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 ©

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice day trip site .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

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

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Big Ben, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

You can fly from Venice to London in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
day
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker .

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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