20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 1 night
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
7
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
8
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
9
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights

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 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Île de la Cité and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 6th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Lérins Islands, then make a trip to Galerie Lifetime Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then make a trip to Place Massena.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nice planning website.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Galerie Lifetime Gallery
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Salzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg holiday planner.

Getting from Nice to Salzburg by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Nice in December, things will get slightly colder in Salzburg: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Zoo Salzburg
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Zoo Salzburg ©
Zoo Salzburg

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and walk around Prater.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Stolpersteine in Berlin, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin journey planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), then see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, and finally have fun at PM Shooter.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Warsaw takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Warsaw sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
PM Shooter ©
PM Shooter
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 17th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip maker.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Minsk City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, appreciate the history behind City Scales Sculpture, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, then get outside with Trinity Hill, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini.

Plan my day in Minsk using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Krakow to Minsk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to Minsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in December, you will find days in Minsk are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Money Museum Groshi ©
Money Museum Groshi
Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill
Minsk City Hall
Minsk City Hall

3
nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, then pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), and finally look for gifts at Narodniy Dim Ukraine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Zverinets Caves and Archangel Mykhail Monastery, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) online trip builder.

Fly from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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