20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chihuahua, Mexico
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Trondheim, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
8
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
9
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  5 h 15 min
10
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
11
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Chihuahua, Mexico

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Chihuahua, Mexico to Amsterdam is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chihuahua to Amsterdam. When traveling from Chihuahua in May, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. You will leave for Trondheim on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Make your Trondheim itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Amsterdam to Trondheim in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect Trondheim to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Outdoors Parks
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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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Venice takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Trondheim in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte dei Sospiri ©
Ponte dei Sospiri

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Pisa on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa driving holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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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 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona and then make a trip to Welcome to Rome. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then make a trip to Spanish Steps, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Pisa in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, then stop by Plaka, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens sightseeing site .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, stop by Mytho, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally visit Little Venice.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip site .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Platis Gialos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Dominican Sisters, explore the galleries of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Asimis Kolaitou Art Gallery Santorini.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fira online trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Akrotiri
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip site.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
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Plateia Syntagmatos ©
Plateia Syntagmatos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee Rodin and then steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Louvre Museum, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Paris in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Paris is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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