20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome attractions app .

Chennai, India to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in October: highs in Rome hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 5th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route website .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Lugano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, Lugano is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lugano to Luxembourg City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lugano in October, expect nights in Luxembourg City to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip planner .

Drive from Luxembourg City to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brussels road trip site .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled and then hike along Vintgar Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mala Osojnica, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Brussels to Bled in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Bled are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

5
nights
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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bled to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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