20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
train:  8​h
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  2​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
4
Venice, Italy
— Few hours
train:  11​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
train + bus:  8​h 30​min
6
Krakow, Poland
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Kiev, Ukraine
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
11
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Van Gogh Museum, Heineken Experience, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, get curious at Galerie de Mineralogie Et de Geologie, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Palace of Versailles.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Paris online visit planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sistine Chapel, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo and Colosseum. On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Rome at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice online day trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

few
hours
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Belvedere Palace. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Vienna is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

few
hours
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum as well as Oskar Schindler's Factory. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and then examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Factory.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Krakow trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum ©
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Oskar Schindler's Factory ©
Oskar Schindler's Factory

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and Lobkowicz Palace. On the 20th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace and then snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Prague sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Berlin Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prague to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Berlin

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

few
hours
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then admire the striking features of Parliament, and then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Budapest

#Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

7
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kiev is known for museums, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at A. V. Fomin Botanical Garden, admire the striking features of Golden Gate, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kiev holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Kiev takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Kiev

#Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
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Landscape Alley ©
Landscape Alley
St. Volodymyr's Cathedral ©
St. Volodymyr's Cathedral
Rodina Mat (Motherland) ©
Rodina Mat (Motherland)

few
hours
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) and then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt attractions planner.

Getting from Kiev to Frankfurt by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Staedel Museum ©
Staedel Museum

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