20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Adelaide, Australia

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, step aboard Cruiser Aurora, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online travel planner.

Adelaide, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Adelaide to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Junibacken, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, contemplate the long history of Riddarholmen Church, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then learn about all things military at Royal Armory, then get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and finally enjoy the music at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden. On your second day here, wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Stockholm to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Vondelpark, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Prague, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, walk around St. James's Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
On the 18th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, then explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the next day, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona route website.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Fri), make a trip to Halaszbastya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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