20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + shuttle + ferry + foot + ferry:  6​h 30​min
2
Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona custom trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get outdoors at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 20th (Sun) at Exclusive Cruises - Tours. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, trek along Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Barcelona to Positano takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Kayaking & Canoeing
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at V Lounge Beach Club and Elebike Rome. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, head outdoors with Roma Rent Scooter, enjoy the sand and surf at Mediterranea, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Tiberina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
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V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visiting Castello di Verrazzano and Chianti Drivers will get you outdoors. Step out of Florence to go to Radda in Chianti and see Castello di Monterinaldi, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Castello di Monterinaldi, Castello di Verrazzano
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Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and La Giudecca. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice custom trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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