23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paleokastritsa, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, then visit The Jordaan, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Phoenix, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 59°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bruges to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bruges in October, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 19th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Piazza Navona. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visit Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione for some beach relaxation. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Church of Santa Maria Assunta). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Fly from Ravello to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ravello in October, with highs in Venice at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Paleokastritsa, Greece

— 2 nights
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by Elisabeth's Gift & Jewellery Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal D'Amour, and then kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paleokastritsa visit planner.

You can fly from Venice to Paleokastritsa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Venice to Paleokastritsa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Paleokastritsa is a bit warmer than Venice - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Paleokastritsa to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Greece

— 3 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 31st (Thu), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, then don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach. On the next day, explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, and then learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.