22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Milan
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
Train
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Ferrara, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario della Madonna del Frassino (in Peschiera del Garda), Ossuary Chapel of St. Martin (in Desenzano Del Garda) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning site.

Santa Clarita, USA to Milan is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Clarita to Milan is 9 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Clarita in September; daily highs in Milan reach 76°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Ferrara.
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Ferrara, Italy — 1 night

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) - World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Ferrara, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, and finally explore the galleries of Palazzo dei Diamanti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pomposa Abbey, snap pictures at Trepponti, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura di Ferrara, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Estense.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ferrara holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Ferrara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia — 2 nights

Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park and then admire the sheer force of Great Cascades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Veliki Slap, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Milino, then contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Burgeti Lakes, and finally admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Plitvice Lakes National Park planning app.

Drive from Ferrara to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and admire the striking features of Historic Center of Vienna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna visit planning site.

You can drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll around English Garden, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning tool.

Fly from Vienna to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Munich. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The Jordaan, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

Fly from Munich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 day

On the 22nd (Fri), browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online itinerary maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Milan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, you will find days in Milan are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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