22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Pondicherry, India
+2
bus + train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Pondicherry, India

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Stirling Castle. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online attractions planner .

Pondicherry, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Pondicherry to Edinburgh, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and York's Chocolate Story. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fountains Abbey and York City Walls. Change things up with a short trip to Whitby Abbey in Whitby (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, admire the striking features of York Shambles, and steep yourself in history at York Minster.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the York trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Whitby Abbey, Fountains Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mary Rose Museum and The Tank Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cardiff Castle and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth), Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip builder website .

Getting from York to Bath by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, The Tank Museum, Blenheim Palace, Cardiff Castle, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Piazza della Signoria. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Torre del Mangia. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Siena Cathedral & Piazza del Campo) and Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and make a trip to Mercato Centrale.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip tool .

Getting from Bath to Florence by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Assisi vacation planner .

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
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2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and Cefalu Coast. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Cefalu and Cattedrale di Palermo are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale), Piazza del Duomo (in Cefalu) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano di Monreale and admire the striking features of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palermo attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Assisi to Palermo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cefalu, Monreale, Tempio di Segesta
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Tempio di Segesta ©
Tempio di Segesta
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

3
nights
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Ortigia, pause for some serene contemplation at Syracuse Cathedral, and then Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse travel route planning site .

Getting from Palermo to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Centro Storico, Ragusa Ibla, Chiesa Madre
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Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Syracuse Cathedral ©
Syracuse Cathedral

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