20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Calgary, Canada

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

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

Calgary, Canada to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calgary to London, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in October, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planning app .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, stop by Trastevere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 15°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip tool .

Getting from Rome to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around St. James's Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London online travel planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Parks
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St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park

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