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
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  6​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
7
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Borghese and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, stroll through Villa d'Este, take a stroll through Civita di Bagnoregio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

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. When traveling from Chennai in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Rome: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Orvieto, Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ©
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Duomo di Pisa. Venture out of the city with trips to Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Battistero (in Pisa). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 10th (Thu), stroll around Parco Civico and then explore the activities along Lake Lugano.

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Getting from Florence to Lugano by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Lugano to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ice Pavilion and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt online visit planner .

Getting from Lugano to Zermatt by train takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ice Pavilion
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, make a trip to Barrio Grund, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Luxembourg City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Barrio Grund ©
Barrio Grund

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Menin Gate Memorial and Tyne Cot Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: In Flanders Fields Museum (in Ieper (Ypres)), Ghent City Center (in Ghent) and Antwerp (Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerpen-Centraal, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Burg Square, brush up on your military savvy at Atlantic Wall Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof).

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Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bruges are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Bovec.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Antwerp, Ieper (Ypres), Tyne Cot Cemetery, Atlantic Wall Museum, Ghent City Center
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

1
day
Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. On the 17th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Bridge of Napoleon, and then examine the collection at Museum Planike.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bovec vacation maker website .

Explore your travel options from Bruges to Bovec with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bruges in October since evenings lows in Bovec dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Kobarid
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River Rafting & Tubing
Bridge of Napoleon ©
Bridge of Napoleon
Museum Planike ©
Museum Planike

1
night
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Jesenice Upper Sava Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then hike along Vintgar Gorge.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bled takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Bled, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Jesenice Upper Sava Museum
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Jesenice Upper Sava Museum ©
Jesenice Upper Sava Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), don't miss a visit to New York Palace, take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Bled to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
New York Palace ©
New York Palace

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