20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Alicante, Spain
Fly:  5​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
2
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
+2
train + tram + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
6
Baunei, Italy
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + foot + Fly + train:  8​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Alicante, Spain

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta) and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels tour itinerary planner .

Alicante, Spain to Brussels is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alicante in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
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.
Portara and Eggares Olive Press Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Maragas Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Fotodotis, enjoy the sand and surf at Psili Ammos Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikri Vigla Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Naxos takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In June, Naxos is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naxos to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naxos to Istanbul. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Naxos in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral and then examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, explore the galleries of The Marly Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Peterhof Grand Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg online trip builder .

You can fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in St. Petersburg at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Venice in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
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. Visit Immersioni a Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala Biriala and Cala dei Gabbiani. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Mariolu and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Baunei online itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Baunei by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Baunei sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pitti Palace and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Baunei to Florence in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria in Trastevere. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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