20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

2
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Florianopolis to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Florianopolis in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, don't miss a visit to L’importuno di Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Milan to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in September, with highs in Zurich at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, steep yourself in history at Bebelplatz, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

4
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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, and explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then stroll around Vigelandsparken. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at VRden - Ultimate Virtual Reality Experience, then see the interesting displays at Munch Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip planning website .

Fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Copenhagen in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris travel app .

Fly from Oslo to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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