20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Cologne, Germany
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
7
Vatican City, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

8
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Marmottan Monet capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Chartres Cathedral and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon). The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for much colder days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Maintenon, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

1
day
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cologne Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Sankt Andreas Kirche, contemplate the long history of St. Ursula, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Aposteln, thensee the interesting displays at Museum Schnutgen, and finally explore the ancient world of Praetorium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Cologne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Cologne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Ursula ©
St. Ursula
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Praetorium ©
Praetorium

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve and Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve. Chateau de Chillon and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Escaliers du Marche (in Lausanne) and Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Geneva travel route planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Cologne to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lausanne, Vieux-Carouge, Chateau de Nyon, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Chantilly, see where the action happens at Philippe-Chatrier Court, thentake a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and then examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Canal, Chateau de Chantilly
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Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac ©
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, thenexplore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam attractions website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue

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.
On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Piazza Venezia, admire the striking features of Chiesa del Gesu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, thendelve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vatican Grottoes, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and then appreciate the history behind La Pieta. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mastro Cencio.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatican City tour planning site.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In July in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Mastro Cencio
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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