20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago, United States

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then make a trip to Musee du Louvre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris online sightseeing planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Paris is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Paris at 66°F and lows at 49°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), then explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock. On the next day, make a trip to Old Town Square and then meet the residents at Prague Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip planning tool .

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice online itinerary maker .

Fly from Prague to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, explore the world behind art at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll through Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip maker site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

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Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello

2
days
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Canebiers, stroll through Plage de la Ponche, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez planner .

Drive from Florence to Saint-Tropez in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage de Gigaro
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome online tour builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Saint-Tropez to Rome in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. You'll set off for Ibiza Town on the 29th (Tue).

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1
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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 29th (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Kentucky Derby, examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Ses Salines.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Ibiza Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

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Side Trip

Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castle of Ibiza ©
Castle of Ibiza
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Park Guell, then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila "La Pedrera", and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Barceloneta.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip website .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Madrid hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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