21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seine River and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:

3
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and St Michael's Bridge for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud), Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent) and Kazerne Dossin (in Mechelen). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Atomium, sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kinderboerderij Dierendorp. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): wander the streets of The Jordaan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at het strand van Bergen aan Zee.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam visit planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

2
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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and then trek along Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, and finally explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Nice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Nice is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Orvieto and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Marmore to see Cascata delle Marmore about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

1
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Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lupanar, delve into the distant past at Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, and then do a tasting at Sorrentino Vini.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pompeii online holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Highlights from your trip

2
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium, enjoy the sand and surf at Vouliagmeni Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Donkeysland. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum and then stop by Plaka.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker site.

You can fly from Pompeii to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.