20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July: highs in Rome hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Mala strana, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Prague hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip tool .

You can fly from Prague to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for little chillier days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Skansen, then laugh and play at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska, admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online vacation planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 17th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Amalienborg, then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and finally examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen journey planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Copenhagen to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online tour planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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