20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Rimini, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fiumicino, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

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Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Rome. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, then contemplate the long history of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Salzburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in July: high temperatures in Salzburg hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 23rd (Sat), engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. On your second day here, stop by Old Town, stroll through Rhine Falls, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing planner.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

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Getting from Zurich to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 21°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and then explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Verona travel site.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rimini.
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Rimini, Italy — 3 nights

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rimini: Acquario di Cattolica (in Cattolica), Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe (in Classe) and Ravenna (Basilica di San Vitale & Mirabilandia). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Egisto 38, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oltremare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Pietro 37, and examine the collection at Italy in Miniature.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rimini trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Rimini takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rimini are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fiumicino.
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Fiumicino, Italy — 1 night

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fiumicino trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Rimini to Fiumicino in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Fiumicino, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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