23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
taxi:  15​min
5
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Sainte-Chapelle. Get some historical perspective at Fondation Claude Monet and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, and stroll through Paris Plage.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder .

Minneapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Paris dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum. Go for a jaunt from London to Camber to see Camber Sands about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tower of London, take in the views from Tower Bridge, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Camber Sands
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Athens takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 31st (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fira online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Katharos Beach, kick back and relax at Koloumbos Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oia trip planner .

Oia is just a stone's throw from Fira. In September in Oia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Oia

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Koloumbos Beach
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Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Mnemossyne Gallery ©
Mnemossyne Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sistine Chapel and then take advantage of the amenities at Nuova Pineta Pinetina. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at V Lounge Beach Club and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mediterranea.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oia to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Oia in September, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sistine Chapel
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V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online road trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Siena Cathedral
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria delle Grazie, then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Milan day trip planning site .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Milan

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo ©
Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Milan to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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