20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Baunei, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta) and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning website.

Alicante, Spain to Brussels is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, Brussels is slightly colder than Alicante - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naos tou Apollona - Portara and Agios Prokopios Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Monastery of Fotodotis. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikri Vigla Beach, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and stroll through Alyko Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Brussels to Naxos in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Naxos is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect Naxos to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

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Naos tou Apollona - Portara ©
Naos tou Apollona - Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Naxos to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naxos to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naxos in June, Istanbul is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in June; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from St. Petersburg to Venice in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Venice. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Baunei, Italy

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Relax by the water at Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala Goloritzè and Cala Biriala. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani and discover the deep blue sea with Diving Cala Mariolu.

Plan trip to Baunei with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Venice to Baunei by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. In June in Baunei, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Baunei to Florence in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and train. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Rome travel site.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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